Ausklis Ozols



The Latvian-born artist Auseklis Ozols, painter, teacher, and muralist, is the Founder and Director of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts (NOAFA), now in its 40th year. Ozols’ oeuvre includes portrait, landscape, still life, and mural painting. He is the senior instructor at NOAFA and continues his painterly search through the majesty of creation. His murals at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion, painted during the Foster years, are augmented with specific anecdotes and mementos after tenures of subsequent Governors.




1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 6
Book Talk
Auseklis Ozols: The Romantic Realism of an Artist and Teacher

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Auseklis Ozols: The Romantic Realism of an Artist and Teacher

Few great painters have had the uncanny ability to transition between the worlds of teacher and artist―Auseklis Ozols is one of them. He founded the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, where he emphasizes the classical disciplines of artistic instruction. In this fascinating biography, author John Kemp uses Ozols’ own paintings to reveal the life of the talented artist and teacher dedicated to passing down the lessons of the great painters of the past.


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