Stasys Žirgulis, b.10 06 1944 in Radviliškis. Professor of sculpture. In 1974, graduated from the State Art Institute (Now, Vilnius Art Academy), Sculpture Faculty. Since 1975, he participates in exhibitions. He is a member of the Lithuanian Artists' Association. since 1978. From 1975 until 1983, he headed the metal-crafting section at the Dailė— Applied Art Workshops in Kaunas. From 1983 to 1987, he was in the leadership of the Kaunas section of the Lithuanian Artists' Association. Since 1988, Žirgulis teaches drawing, sculpture and composition at Kaunas Faculty of the Art Academy of Vilnius. For many years, the artitst was a member of the Kaunas Art Board and the National Art Board, the Lithuanian Art Fund, and the Board of the Lithuanian Artists' Association. He was elected chairman of the sculpture branch in the Kaunas section of the Lithuanian Artists' Association for two terms. For one term, he sat on the Art Experts Board at the Lithuanian Culture Ministry. Currently, he serves his third term on the Kaunas Municipal Board and is a member of the Municipal Culture Committee and various several Committee's too. Stasys Žirgulis dedicates a lot of his time and energy to fostering of arts, culture and sports in Kaunas and Lithuania. In 1999, the Second Class Medal of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas was conferred to Stasys Žirgulis to recognise his merits to Lithuanian culture. In 2004, he was decorated with the Knight Cross of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas. In 2007 he was awarded the Gold Badge of Lithuanian Artists' Association.