Painting "Before the storm"
Artist/Maker: Konrāds Ubāns
Artist/Maker Dates: 1893 - 1981
Place and Date of Production: Latvia, 1959
Materials, technic: cardboard, oil
Dimensions: 50 х 70 cm.

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Konrads Ubans learned in Odin's commerce school (1902 – 10), then half of the year in the school of art in Odessa and in Riga City school of art (1911 – 14). He continued studying in Penza school of art (1915 – 16).

Artist was called into the army in 1916. He returned to Latvia in 1918.
K. Ubans went to the student trip to Germany and France in 1922.
He worked as an assistant director in the City Art Museum (1920 – 25).
Artist worked as a pedagogue in Latvia Art Academy since 1925 (assistant professor in the Painting department since 1940, professor since 1946).

He took part in Riga artists group (1919 – 39) and exhibited his works in an Independent artists group, groups “Sadarbs” and “Zaļā vārna” exhibitions. Artist also was a member of Artists Union since 1944.

Self-exhibitions were organized in Riga (1920, 1923, together with L. Liberts, 1957 - 58, 1963 - 64, 1965, together with P. Upitis, 1969, 1973, 1980, 1983, 1993 - 94), Cesis (1943), Rujiena (1970), Liepaja (1971), Koknese (1981).
Memorial exhibitions – in Dole (1987), Madona, Liepaja (both 1994), Portland (USA, 1999).
K. Ubans took part in many group exhibitions in Latvia and abroad.