K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania. His works have had a profound influence on modern Lithuanian culture. Čiurlionis was the oldest of nine children of his father, Constantine, and his mother, Adele. In 1878 his family moved to Druskininkai, where his father became town organist.
Čiurlionis studied piano and composition at the Warsaw Conservatory (1894-1899). Later he attended composition lectures at the Leipzig Conservatory (1901-1902), and studied drawing at the Warsaw School of Fine Arts (1904-1906). He was one of the initiators and a participant of the First Exhibition of Lithuanian Art that took place in Vilnius in 1907. Soon after this event the Lithuanian Union of Arts was founded, Čiurlionis being one of its founding nineteen members. His symphonic poems In the Forest (Miške) and The Sea (Jūra) were performed only posthumously. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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