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The house of artist Jānis Brekte “Saulieši”

“Saulieši” is a former servant house of Lizuma manor, which was built in early 19th century. It was assigned to Marta, a mother of Jānis Brekte, in the year 1922 for her husbands merits in fights of Freedom. Downstairs there are several painting workshops and the rooms with antique and memorial objects in honour of Jānis Brekte. Everything is thought- out in a long hallway, it is made as a staging. It is a proof to environment itself and the ability to turn ordinary into the world appropriate to artist’s intentions. In the attic there is an exhibition hall of all professional artists in family. There are paintings, graphics, installations, objects and ceramics established. A several room is dedicated to the hobbies of family. Architecturally interesting are brick archs- chimney vaults- coming from the stoves downstairs.  Worth to see is the “guard” of the exhibition hall, but let it remain as an intrigue!


Approximate time of the tour – 1 hour

Entrance – only by prior arrangement by phone. +371 29956652


Saulieši, Lizums parish, Gulbene region
+371 29956652