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Rector Memorial Avenue

Marijus Petrauskas & Raimundas Žiupka
1994-2009

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Description

On the lawn in front of the main building of the Aleksandro Stulginskio Universitetas (the former Lithuanian Academy of Agriculture) is a path flanked with busts of the rectors of the university.
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Inscription Biography
(and link to Wikipedia)
Akademija - Rektorių atminimo alėja profesorius
JONAS
BULAVAS
rektorius
1957-1972
489-92 186-89 Jonas Bulavas (Ginotai 1903 - Kaunas 1984), agronomist, eighth rector 1957-1972 (Wikipedia).
Bust by Marijus Petrauskas, 2003.
Akademija - Rektorių atminimo alėja profesorius
BALYS
VITKUS
rektorius
1941-1944
493-95 190-93 Balys Vitkus (Daugailių valsčius 1898 - Chicago, 1988), agronomist, fifth rector 1941-1944 (Wikipedia).
Bust by Marijus Petrauskas, 2009.
Signed: monogram MP and marijus | petrauskas | 2009
Akademija - Rektorių atminimo alėja profesorius
POVILAS
MATULIONIS
rektorius
1924-1928
496-98 194-97 Povilas Matulionis (Kupiškis 1860 - Aleksandrija, Šiauliai 1932), forester, first rector 1941-1944 (Wikipedia).
Bust by Marijus Petrauskas, 1994.
Akademija - Rektorių atminimo alėja profesorius
VINCAS
VILKAITIS
rektorius
1934-1940
499-501 198-201 Vincas Vilkaitis (Kybartai 1892 - Yakutia Republic 1943), biologist, third rector 1934-1940 (Wikipedia).
Bust by Raimundas Žiupka, 1994.
Akademija - Rektorių atminimo alėja profesorius
JUOZAS
TONKŪNAS
rektorius
1928-1934
502-04 198-203 Juozas Tonkūnas (Stačiūnai, Pasvalys 1894 - Vilnius 1968), agronomist, minister of Education, second rector 1934-1940 (Wikipedia).
Bust by Marijus Petrauskas, 1999.
Signed: monogram MP and m. petrauskas | 1999

Annotation

The idea to build the Rector Avenue of ASU (formerly LUA) came in 1991. When Lithuania regained its independence, the need was felt to look back the university's pre-war and war period. After all, the two-term rectors - prof. J. Tonkūnas and prof. V. Vilkaitis (who died in exile) were exiled to Siberia in 1941, one - Prof. B. Vitkus emigrated to the West in 1944. In the Rector Avenue was incorporated the bust of the first rector, J. Kriščiūnas (sculptor Bronius Vyšniauskas), unveiled in the Soviet period in 1984 at the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the university (this bust we haven't seen).

Sculptors

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Tags

  • Biologist
  • Bulavas, Jonas
  • Bust
  • Gallery of Honor
  • Matulionis, Povilas
  • Petrauskas, Marijus
  • Scholar / scientist
  • Tonkūnas, Juozas
  • Vilkaitis, Vincas
  • Vitkus, Balys
  • Žiupka, Raimundas
  • Location (N 54°53'35" - E 23°50'2")

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