Edvins Strautmanis

American, 1933-1992

Of Latvian descent, Edvins Strautmanis graduated from the School of the Institute of Chicago and began exhibiting in 1965. By 1971 he was in Soho NYC, where he embraced the influences of the 1950’s  abstract expressionists such as Kline, DeKooning and Pollack. His large scale action paintings, created with non-conventional tools, expressed the vitality and edginess of New York City. In July, 2019 at the Cesis Art Festival in Latvia, 15 of Strautmanis’s largest paintings were exhibited as part of his first ever comprehensive retrospective.

Collections include: The Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Phoenix Art Museum, the Kunsthaus in Zurich, the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota Florida, and the Latvian National  Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.

Works by Edvins Strautmanis

Edvins Strautmanis - Pale Blue Light
Edvins Strautmanis - Untitled
Edvins Strautmanis - Untitled
Edvins Strautmanis - Untitled (II)
Edvins Strautmanis - Chambers
Edvins Strautmanis - Untitled (I)

Coming Soon

Sign Up

Auction Preview


Saturday, July 27 12-4PM
Sunday, July 28 12-4PM
Monday, July 29 10-4PM


Tuesday, July 30 12:30PM

Capsule Gallery Auction
618 E. 9th Street
New York, NY 10009

Capsule Gallery Auction
618 E. 9th Street
New York, NY 10009

Bid Live with

Capsule is excited to announce the launch of CapsuleLive, our brand new online bid platform which offers real-time bidding for Capsule sales and absentee bidding beforehand.

CapsuleLive has been developed for the convenience of our buying community and, while our galleries are closed to the public during the current COVID-19 crisis,  CapsuleLive members will receive the discounted floor bidder’s BP of 25%. 

It’s the same high-quality service and innovative expertise you expect from us at Capsule, now direct to you with extra benefits. Up your art game and join us on CapsuleLive.

Member Benefits

  • Platform-only sales exclusive to CapsuleLive
  • Discounted shipping rates from our transportation partner DAKS Logistics
  • Streaming video features for virtual exhibition and remote viewing of our auctions

Future Releases

  • Exclusive members-only auction previews
  • Preferred access to virtual exhibitions and remote viewing
  • Live bidding app and instant notifications
  • Streaming video features for our auctions