Björn Weckström (b. 1935)

Born in Helsinki, Finland, Björn Weckström graduated from The Goldsmith School of Helsinki in 1956. He spent the following few years from 1956 to 1963 as a free lance designer, whereupon he has been with Lapponia Jewelry Oy since 1963.

One person exhibitions:

While he has been involved in exhibitiones in most European countries, in the United States, Canada and Australia, the following are some of his one person exhibitions:

  • In Helsinki 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1973 (Amos Anderson’s museum, sculptures)
  • In Copenhagen 1963, Galerie Gatto, 1968 Bank Gallery, 1977 Illum
  • In Gothenburg 1967, Röhsska Museet, 1977 Artium
  • In Paris 1968, Galerie Clerc
  • In London 1969, Finland House
  • In Stockholm 1969, Galleri Claucus
  • In Berlin 1973, Galerie Europa
  • In Cologne 1973, Galerie Zeit + Wert
  • In Munich 1974, Galerie Europa
  • In New York 1974, Rosenthal Studio-Haus
  • In Frankfurt am Main 1974, Paul Buchwaid
  • In Hamburg 1974, Ruhdolf GmbH
  • In Sydney 1974, David Jones Ltd.
  • In Amsterdam 1975, Hotel Hilton
  • In Quebec 1975, Galerie d’Art
  • In Toronto 1975, Henry Rirks & Sons Ltd.
  • In Ottawa 1975, Watch Clinie
  • In New York 1976, H. Stern
  • In Oslo 1976, Shipping-Klubben
  • In Amsterdam 1977, Schaap & Citroen
  • In Brussels 1977, Galerie de Greef
  • In Turku 1978, Wåind Aaltonen museum
  • In New York 1978, Aaron Faber Gallery
  • In Palm Beach 1978, Galeria of Sculpture
  • In Kensington 1978, 1. Magnin
  • In Tokyo 1978, Gallery of Mikimoto
  • In Hamburg 1979, Die Schatulle
  • In San Francisco 1979, 1. Magnin
  • In Beverly Hills 1979, 1. Magnin
  • In Palo Alto 1979, 1. Magnin
  • In Houston 1979, Boardwalk Gallerv

Several museums have purchased his work, amongst them are

  • 1961 ‘Faiiry Castle’, a ring bought by Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • 1966 ‘Nike’, a ring bought in by Rdhsska Konstslbjdsmuseet in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1980 ‘Kilimandiaro’, a pendant, ‘Zelcla’, a bracelet, and ‘Erosion”, a ring bought by The Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh

Some of the contests he has won:

  • 1959 2nd and 3rd prize in cutlery design contest arranged by Hackman and Sorsakoski, Finland
  • 1962 2nd prize in jewelry design contest arranged by the Finnish Jewelry Society
  • 1964 Buying in Norstål contest in Oslo
  • 1965 Grand Prix in the International Jewelry Contest arranged by the H. Stern Jewelry House in honour of the Rio de Janeiro Quartercentenary
  • 1968 Lunning Prize
  • 1972 Illum Prize

Some of the honors he has received:

  • 1967 Medal for merit, number 22 of the Finnish Jewelry Society
    • 1971 Pro Finlandia medal
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