(1929 - 1997)
Indulis Zarins is one of the most outstanding figurative genre and one of so called “harsh style” painters of Soviet times. He has been officially recognised for revolutionary historical and work themes in painting. In his works Zarins interpreted traditions of Western European tonal painting (Velasquez, Vermeer van Delft). In many of his paintings one can see merging of genres.
In his non-political works Zarins turned to portrait, still life, travel scenes and literary impressions and imagined compositions. He varied French and Belgian modernism means of expression, emphasized expressive colouring – contrast and saturation of a colour, active, dynamic type of painting. He worked with oil, tempera, pastel and watercolour techniques.
He has graduated J. Rosenthal Riga Art School (1952), The Department of Painting of the Latvian SSR State Academy of Art with diploma work “From work” (with honours, 1958, led by Eduards Kalnins). He has worked as a teacher in J. Rosenthal Riga Art School and Latvian SSR State Academy of Art and received several state awards. He participated in exhibitions since 1956 and was a member of the Artists’ Union of Latvia since 1960.
Vanaga A. Zariņš, Indulis // Māksla un arhitektūra biogrāfijās, IV / Atb. red. A. Vanaga. R.: A/S Preses nams, 2003, 109.–110. lpp.