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Lidija AUZA

(1914 - 1989)

In the beginning painted works basically on a ballet theme, also landscapes and portraits. Works of this period are allocated with strong construction of compositions and thin colour. The great value in her works is betrayed to movement and gesture. In the middle of 1960th years the artist has sharply changed the style, addressing mainly to decoratively abstract compositions where small value is given to a plot, and the special attention is given to an expression, a rhythm and mood. As one of the first in the Latvian painting starts to apply not only paints but also different auxiliary materials - metal shavings, labels from a paper and a fabric, glass splinters. In 1980th years her work became easier and has got certain symbolical value.

Lidija Auza was born on February 24, 1914 in Vitebsk, Belarus.

Studied in the Latvian Academy of Art (1936 – 1938), graduated Latvian State Academy of Art in 1949 with degree work «On ballet rehearsal».

Lidija Auza worked as the teacher in 16th Elementary School (1934 – 1943), as the artist in the House of Medicine Workers in Riga (1946 – 1947), in the State Latvian Publishing House (1947 – 1950).   Lidija Auza was a member of the Latvian Artists Union since 1956.  She participated in exhibitions since 1949. Personal exhibitions were organized in Riga (1966, 1971, 1975, 1984), in Yelgava (1966), in Talsi (1966, 1975, 1986).

Lidija Auza has died on December 13, 1989 in Riga.