Endel Koks (April 21, 1912 in Tartu - November 25, 1983 Örebro, Sweden) was an Estonian painter.
He studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Tartu. In 1934, he began his art studies at the Tartu Pallas Art School, graduating in 1940 as a student of Ado Vardi. In 1944, he fled to Germany. He was one of the first refugee art exhibition organizer in 1945. In December of Geislingen refugee camp set up by the Estonian Centre for Fine Artists' first chairman. In 1950 Kõks went to Sweden and took up residence in Orebro.
1939 attracted the young Kõks shows his talent and varied area of urgent attention. In the years 1939-1940 became Kõks works coloring colorful, brightly. Paintings began to dominate the sound of a full red-blue-green-yellow, or combinations of these picturesque chord. Limiting the broad outline form. The work "Painters" is characterized by a red-green-toned coloring and fickle light shade and strong contours.
The artist was attracted by the exotic American population, he traveled to the ancient cultural places of birth. In 1967, he traveled Kõks for a long time in Canada, the US and Mexico. Kõks perpetuated ethnographic artifacts and colorful natives. The rapid development of the suitable colored drawing, completed later in the studio of an artist, however, colorful, large-format prints. "Indian woman with a child" is one of those trips to take pictures of interesting episodes. The artist illustrates the composition of the above-Friesian stationed ornamental strip.
More coke works play an important role in the decorative treatment koloristlik-style cafés and buduaaristseenidel ( "Cafe" 1942 "Bayadere", 1944).
Coke is made cityscapes, portraits, still-lifes and olustikumaale. Kõks 1960s was one of the first Estonian artists from Sweden, who tried to hand abstraktmaalimise and graphics area. He often uses vivid colors and bold characters.
He compiled and edited the "Estonian charts" (1980) and "foreign-bibliography of Estonian art" (1984). He has written a study by Michel Sittowist, published a number of articles about art and illustrated books and prewar memories.
While living in Sweden living environment in a calm, Kõks needed inspiration external impressions. The artist traveled a lot and journeys sometimes led him on several occasions to the American continent. Travel pictures Kõks creations became a separate section. Completed small format oil paintings in various cities of views. The artist was attracted by the exotic as well as the American population, he traveled to the ancient cultural places of birth. Kõks perpetuated ethnographic artifacts and colorful natives. The rapid development of the suitable colored drawing, completed later in the studio of an artist, however, colorful, large-format prints.