Mare Vint (1942-2020) graduated from the State Art Institute of the Estonian SSR (currently Estonian Academy of Arts) as a glass artist but later became a renowned printmaker/ graphic artist.
Mare Vint has mainly worked with ink on canvas and coloured pencils, since 1972 litography tends to be her favourite technique. Her earlier works are characterised by the contrast of black and white, the colour being merely a provisional substance, primarily used for highlighting.
The works from the later period take the viewer on a journey through gardens, parks and towns, as well as through times and eras. The filigrees of lines, dots, rhythms and open surfaces of crystallised motifs, as well as the timeless message of her multi-layered content, provide endless opportunities for interpretation and relate to many generations of admirers.
Prizes:Tallinn Drawing Triennial Manu Prporia, diploma (2009), Annual art Prize of Gallery G, Tallinn (2007), Kristjan Raud art Prize (2001), IX Tallinn Print Triennial, special Prize (1992), VIII, VII and IV Tallinn Print Triennal, diploma (1989, 1986 and 1977, respectively), and many more.
Works in collections: Estonian Artists’ Association, The Art Museum of Estonia, Tartu Art Museum; Pushkin Art Museum, Moscow, Russia; Treyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia; Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany; Library of Congress Collection, Washington DC, USA; Sammlung Villany, Brandenburg, Germany; The New Orleans Art Museum, USA; Gallery GKM, Malmö, Sweden; Central Office of Warsaw Art Exhibitions, Poland; Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, USA; South-Karelian Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland; Emil Cederkreutz Museum, Harjavalta, Finland; Kanagawa Arts Foundation, Japan
Sources used: Art Museum of Estonia