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artist , educator

John Aistars, Latvian Artist, educator. Recipient 1st National Bank award, Binghamton, New York, 1975, 1st prize New York.Regional Exhibition, Kirkland, New York, 1989, M. Bevier Memorial prize Cooperstown (New York) Art Association, 1989, M. Mahoney Memorial award Norwich (New York) Fine Arts Guild, 1991. Member American Association of University Professors, Cooperstown (New York) Art Association.


Aistars, John was born on June 9, 1938 in Riga, Latvia. Came to the United States, 1949. Son of Ernest and Lidija (Sulte) Aistars.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1961;Master of Fine Arts, Syracuse (New York) U., 1964.


Faculty, Cazenovia (New York) College, since 1965;chairman Center for Art and Design Studies, Cazenovia (New York) College, since 1981;director Chapman Art Center Gallery, Cazenovia (New York) College, since 1979.


  • Other Work

    • Artist: group exhibitions include: Art Institute, Chicago, Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York (regional exhibition), Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York (regional exhibition), Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York, Roberson Center Arts and Sciences, Binghamton, New York, Cooperstown (New York ) Art Association National. One or two man shows include Columbus, Ohio, Syracuse, Rockville, Maryland, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Cleveland, Utica, New York, Toronto, Canada, others. Also contributor articles to various publications.


Member American Association of University Professors, Cooperstown (New York ) Art Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, music, hiking.


Married Mara Ruta Germanis, June 20, 1964. Children: Sandra, Guntra.

Ernest Aistars

Lidija (Sulte) Aistars

Mara Ruta Germanis

Sandra Aistars

Guntra Aistars