Born in Riga, Latvia in 1900, Impressionist painter Martins Krumins was influenced by Russian emigre painter Sergei Vinogradovs and studied in his studio from 1929 to 1935. In 1935, he enrolled in the Latvian Academy of Art under the tutelage of Vilhelms Purvitis. Krumins taught painting at the Latvian University Extension in Augsburg, Germany. In 1950 the artist immigrated to the United States and settled in New Jersey. Krumins had several individual exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Sweden, France, the Netherlands and Latvia, and participated in many group shows as well. His works can be found in private and public collections.