Paintings

thumb steponas-batorasPortrait of the university’s founder King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania Stephen Bathory (1533-1586) by Vytautas Ciplijauskas.The highlight of the painting collection (about 50 works) is the canvases done by the painter Vytautas Ciplijauskas for the university's 400th anniversary in 1979. They include portraits of the university's founder King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania Stephen Bathory (1533-1586), of the noted poet and university professor Mathias Casimir Sarbievius (1595-1640), of the historian and writer Bishop Motiejus Valančius (1801-1875), of the Protestant theologian and folklorist Ludwig Rhesa (1777–1840), of the poet and Roman Catholic priest Kiprijonas Nezabitauskis-Zabitis (1779-1837), and of the physician and patriarch of the Lithuanian national revival at the end of the 19th century Jonas Basanavičius (1851-1927).