Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was a Lithuanian painter, composer and writer. Čiurlionis contributed to symbolism and art nouveau, and was representative of the fin de siècle epoch. He has been considered one of the pioneers of abstract art in Europe.
Born: September 22, 1875, Senoji Varėna, Lithuania
Died: April 10, 1911, Marki, Poland
Periods: Symbolism, Art Nouveau
Spouse: Sofija Kymantaite (m. 1909–1911)
Children: Danutė Čiurlionytė
Education: The Academy of Fine Arts (1904–1906), Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (1894–1899)