From Restoration to Attribution


  • Rūta Nazaraitė Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania



Evgenii (Zema) Brukman, easel painting, biography, restoration, expatriate artists


The article analyses the process of restoration of a painting from the Vilnius Academy of Arts museum collection and presents biographical facts of the artist. The basis for the analysis was the name of the artist, previously unknown to Lithuanian researchers, discovered by the author of this article during restoration. Several years of intense investigation led to the discovery of a world-renowned artist with a remarkable fate, with roots in Lithuania.

Author Biography

Rūta Nazaraitė, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania

is a postgraduate of Vilnius Academy of Arts’ Restoration Department with a specialization in easel painting restoration. During her bachelor studies, Rūta obtained the knowledge of conservation and restoration of nineteenth and twentieth-century easel paintings on canvas. In her master’s studies, she shifted her focus towards easel panel paintings. Rūta received her professional training abroad in Vienna, Austria. First, she enrolled in an exchange semester at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2017 and later, in 2020, she had an internship at the Paintings Gallery of the largest art museum in Austria – the Kunsthistorishes Museum in Vienna. In summer 2021 Rūta practiced in the private easel painting and modern art conservation studio Roeck Restaurierung in Berlin, Germany. In addition to her profession-related tasks, Rūta coordinated the Student Ambas- sador Program of the Sustainability in Conservation organization at the Restoration Department of the Vilnius Academy of Arts. She also volunteers for the Sustainability in Conservation organization and has been its email coordinator since November 2020.




How to Cite

Nazaraitė, R. (2023). From Restoration to Attribution. Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, (108), 55–77.