Brone Jameikis, artist, dead at 82
By Walter Wright
Advertiser Staff Writer
A service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church for Brone A. Jameikis, the Lithuanian artist who designed the church's stained-glass windows.
Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Feb. 16, 1919, Jameikis fled to Germany in 1944 ahead of the Soviet invasion. She came to the United States in 1949.
She worked for a decade at the Valeska Art Studios in Chicago, and another 10 years for the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
She earned degrees from the University of Vilnius, the Ecole des Artes et Metiers in Germany; the Chicago Art Institute; and the University of Hawai'i.
Jameikis was also an accomplished weaver of tapestries, and designer of costumes for plays, opera and ballet.
She regularly exhibited her works and many are found in churches, buildings and homes throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In 1984 she was an invited artist at the annual Artists of Hawaii exhibit at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
She is survived by her niece, Sigute Zemaitis of Chicago.