Domsaitis, Pranas

The son of a peasant farmer, Franz Domscheit was born on 15 August 1880 in Kropinas, on the edge of the Baltic, into the rural Lithuanian culture of East Prussia. Growing up in this environment, the prevailing traditions and peasant religious sentiment had a formative influence on his artistic development, style and subject matter. Domsaitis was an artist influenced by the cultures of two peoples living next to each other – the Germans and the Lithuanians – and affected by the two World Wars which occurred during his lifetime. Full biography