Antanas Mončys

Biography of Antanas Mončys


A. Mončys was born in the village of Mončiai (Kretinga region) in 1921. 

In 1941 he graduated from Franciscan gymnasium. 

In 1941-1943 he studied architecture in Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas.
He retreated to the West with the approach of the Red Army in 1944.
In 1947–1950 he studied sculpture in the art school of Freiburg, after completion of which he was awarded a diploma and a scholarship of the French authorities to continue his studies. He further studied in Paris where he attended a famous Osip Zadkin’s studio. Here he got interested in the vanguard art, in 1952 he started taking part in exhibitions. His works were shown in Germany, France, Italy, USA, Australia, they decorate a number of museums of Western European countries and private collections.

In Lithuania A. Mončys’ works were shown in 1988 for the first time during the exhibition of emigrant artists in Vilnius and Kaunas.

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