Lithuanian artist Zygimantas Augustinas (born 1973) studied at the Vilnius Academy of Art, Lithuania and the Florence Academy of Art, Italy. He has exhibited widely in Lithuania, Washington and New York and has been the recipient of several grants and scholarships including, most recently, the 2002 Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Grant.
In 2002 also Augustinas won the Second Prize at the BP Portrait Prize competition held at the National Portrait Gallery in London, one of the most prestigious art competitions in the world. The award winning painting Man with Utensil (Oscar) is a self-portrait inspired by Oscar, the hero of Gunter Grass' "Tin Drum."
He is represented by the Fraser Gallery, of Washington, DC and Bethesda, Maryland.