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Oļegs Auzers Short Bio

Oļegs Auzers was born in Rīga in 1950. He started doing creative work when he was six. His first major work was created in his preschool years and it was a wooden sailboat.

At the age of 20, he started studying jewellery making at a jewellery factory. After a couple of years of training and graduation with a jeweller’s diploma, he worked at a jewellery shop where he learned a lot from old artisans and gained experience.

He then went on to study at the Applied Arts Institute in Moscow. At the same time he became interested in Oriental medicine and philosophy. Enriched by other cultures, his own scale of values was formed and it is reflected in his works. There is no better teacher than your environment, as it has everything—combinations of colours and shades, composition and proportions, believes O. Auzers.

In May 1970, at the Rīga Young Pioneers’ House Oļegs Auzers created the first children’s jeweller club.

While working at Daiļrade jewellery company as a Senior Artist, he formed a group of designers who were able to combine creative ideas and production.

In the 80s he was the head of Jewellery Art Studio Rotkalis. At the same time he founded another art studio Auda at 9 Maijs fishing collective farm. In 1991, he launched Auzers’s Jewellery Art College where he taught his own concept of art. During that time, many monumental works were created. A 128 cm high fruit bowl weighing 20 kg created in 2001 became the first work in the silver collection of the restored House of Blackheads.

Queen of the United Kingdom and British Overseas Territories Elizabeth II wearing a brooch made by Oļegs Auzers.

Oļegs Auzers’s works were also highly valued by ex-President of Latvia Vaira Vīķe Freiberga who had ordered his pieces to represent Latvia during her presidency.

The artist’s contribution to culture is not only his students, but also his gifts to the House of Blackheads, Museum of the History of Rīga and Navigation, Limbaži Museum and the Swiss National Museum in Zurich.

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