Jüri Arrak

Jüri Arrak is one of Estonia’s most recognised artists. During the 1960’s and 70’s he formed part of what is now called the Soviet non-conformist groups during which he developed an instantly recognisable personal style including discourse around local Estonian mythological figures as well as surreal and abstract international referents. He was a member of one of the most important post-war avant-garde groups in Estonia ANK’64. During that time, he exhibited around the world, including Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and the USSR. Since 1970 Arrak has organized over 90 personal exhibitions for example in the USA, England, Germany, Portugal, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland and Greece.His works are in the collections of Estonian Art Museum, Tartu Art Museum, Tallinn Art Hall, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; Krakow National Museum, Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museum of Modern Art, New York; New Orleans Art Museum; The White House, Washington; New York Public Library, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, USA; Museum of University of Western Sydney, Australia; Randers Art Museum, Denmark; Estonian House, Stockholm; in addition to private collections in Estonia and abroad.