‘Academic Meeting’ by Professor Valmantas Budrys
Oil on canvas, 90 x 107cm (1987).
Professor Valmantas Budrys (1958–2015) was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Vilnius University in 1983. From 1984 he worked at Vilnius University and Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos. In 1997 he founded the first specialized neurological scientific journal in Lithuania, Neurologijos Seminarai. He became Head of the Clinic of Neurology and Neurosurgery in 2007. He was President of the Lithuanian Association of Neurologists.
Professor Budrys improved diagnostic and treatment services for patients with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and other nervous system diseases in Lithuania and published more than 100 scientific papers. He was well known for his publications on the history of neurology, and research in the field of neurology and art. Since his childhood Valmantas Budrys painted as a hobby. Professor also had an impressive collection of famous Lithuanian artists’ paintings. He wrote: “No matter what technical progress will be, the neurological hammer remains the essential tool for neurological work. Like all the core things, it will not disappear. Still, the most important instrument is the physician's brain.”