The museum complex consists of four buildings: collection facility, art exhibition hall, history exhibition hall and administration rooms. The origins of the museum date back to 1947 when the decision was to create it was made. The greatest treasure of the original museum was the collection of Rozentāls’ originals built by his contemporary, collector Marts Vējš.
One of the buildings in the museum complex is the residential house with a studio designed by Rozentāls. Its construction began in 1899. When construction works were finished, this local luminary stayed there for only two years (1901/1902) before moving his activity to Rīga. Right now, Saldus History and Art Museum named after Janis Rozentāls is the only place in Latvia that displays early original works by this grand master of Latvian painting. The few but beloved family heirlooms and personal belongings give a tantalising glimpse into the artist’s everyday life back in the day.
More information on the museum webpage.