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Paul Klee

Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) - Switzerland (Münchenbuchsee Near Bern)

Expressionism, Surrealism, Abstract Art, Cubism

Paul Klee (German: [paʊ̯l ˈkleː] 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was a Swiss German artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually deeply explored color theory, writing about it extensively his lectures Wri......

Ferdinand Hodler

Ferdinand Hodler (1853 - 1918) - Switzerland (Bern)

Symbolism, Post-Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Romanticism, Renaissance, Naive Art / Primitivism

Ferdinand Hodler (March 14, 1853 – May 19, 1918) was one of the best-known Swiss painters of the nineteenth century.His early works were portraits, landscapes, and genre paintings in a realistic style. Later, he adopted a personal form of symbolism he called "parallelism". Hodler was born in Bern, the eldest of six children. His father, Jean Hodler......

Felix Vallotton

Felix Vallotton (1865 - 1925) - Switzerland (Lanne)

Cloisonnism, Symbolism, Post-Impressionism, Realism, Art Nouveau

Félix Edouard Vallotton (December 28, 1865 – December 29, 1925) was a Swiss/French painter and printmaker associated with the collective known as Les Nabis. He was an important figure in the development of the modern woodcut. Vallotton was born into a conservative middle-class family in Lausanne, and there he attended Collège Cantonal, graduating w......

Arnold Bocklin

Arnold Bocklin (1827 - 1901) - Switzerland (Basel)

Symbolism, Symbolism

Arnold Böcklin (16 October 1827 – 16 January 1901) was a Swiss symbolist painter. He was born in Basel. His father, Christian Frederick Böcklin (b. 1802), was descended from an old family of Schaffhausen, and engaged in the silk trade. His mother, Ursula Lippe, was a native of the same city. Arnold studied at the Düsseldorf academy under Schirmer, ......

Pier Francesco Mola

Pier Francesco Mola (1612 - 1666) - Switzerland (Ticino)

Pier Francesco Mola, called Il Ticinese (9 February 1612 – 13 May 1666) was an Italian painter of the High Baroque, mainly active around Rome. Mola was born at Coldrerio (now in Ticino, Switzerland). At the age of four, he moved to Rome with his father Giovanni Battista, a painter. With the exception of the years 1633–40 and 1641–47, during which h......

August Sander

August Sander (1876 - 1964) - Switzerland (Herdorf)

August Sander (17 November 1876 – 20 April 1964) was a German portrait and documentary photographer. Sander's first book Face of our Time (German: Antlitz der Zeit) was published in 1929. Sander has been described as "the most important German portrait photographer of the early twentieth century." Sander was born in Herdorf, the son of a carpenter ......

Da Pier Francesco Mola

Da Pier Francesco Mola (1612 - 1666) - Switzerland (Ticino)

Pier Francesco Mola, called Il Ticinese (9 February 1612 – 13 May 1666) was an Italian painter of the High Baroque, mainly active around Rome. Mola was born at Coldrerio (now in Ticino, Switzerland). At the age of four, he moved to Rome with his father Giovanni Battista, a painter. With the exception of the years 1633–40 and 1641–47, during which h......

Jean Tinguely

Jean Tinguely (1925 - 1991) - Switzerland (Fribourg)

Jean Tinguely (22 May 1925 – 30 August 1991) was a Swiss painter and sculptor. He is best known for his sculptural machines or kinetic art, in the Dada tradition known officially as metamechanics. Tinguely's art satirized the mindless overproduction of material goods in advanced industrial society. Born in Fribourg, Tinguely grew up in Basel, but m......

Max Bill

Max Bill (1908 - 1994) - Switzerland (Winterthur)

Max Bill (22 December 1908 – 9 December 1994) was a Swiss architect, artist, painter, typeface designer, industrial designer and graphic designer. Bill was born in Winterthur. After an apprenticeship as a silversmith during 1924-1927, Bill took up studies at the Bauhaus in Dessau under many teachers including Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Oskar ......

Johannes Itten

Johannes Itten (1888 - 1967) - Switzerland (Südern-Linden)

Johannes Itten (11 November 1888 – 25 March 1967) was a Swiss expressionist painter, designer, teacher, writer and theorist associated with the Bauhaus (Staatliches Bauhaus) school. Together with German-American painter Lyonel Feininger and German sculptor Gerhard Marcks, under the direction of German architect Walter Gropius, Itten was part of the......

Jacques Laurent Agasse

Jacques Laurent Agasse (1767 - 1849) - Switzerland (Geneva)

Jacques-Laurent Agasse (April 24, 1767 – December 27, 1849) was an animal and landscape painter from Switzerland. Born at Geneva, Agasse studied in the public art school of that city. Before he turned twenty he went to Paris to study in veterinary school to make himself fully acquainted with the anatomy of horses and other animals. He seems to have......

Theophile Alexandre Steinlen

Theophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859 - 1923) - Switzerland (Lanne)

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (November 10, 1859 – December 13, 1923), was a Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker. Born in Lausanne, Steinlen studied at the University of Lausanne before taking a job as a designer trainee at a textile mill in Mulhouse in eastern France. In his early twenties he was still developing his skills as a pa......

Eugène Samuel Grasset

Eugène Samuel Grasset (1845 - 1917) - Switzerland (Lausanne)

Eugène Samuel Grasset (25 May 1845 – 23 October 1917) was a Franco-Swiss decorative artist who worked in Paris, France in a variety of creative design fields during the Belle Époque. He is considered a pioneer in Art Nouveau design. Grasset was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, his birth year is sometimes stated as 1841. He was raised in an artistic e......

Emile Chambon

Emile Chambon (1905 - 1993) - Switzerland (Geneva)

Émile François Chambon (10 January 1905 – 28 October 1993) was a Swiss painter and illustrator. Émile Chambon was born in Geneva, the son of Émile-Joseph Chambon and Joséphine née Coppier. Three years after Émile, his mother gave birth to a daughter, Julia Mathilde Chambon, who went on to assist Émile throughout her life, following and supporting h......

Alexandre Calame

Alexandre Calame (1810 - 1864) - Switzerland (Arabie)

Alexandre Calame (28 May 1810 – 19 March 1864) was a Swiss painter. He was born in Arabie at the time belonging to Corsier-sur-Vevey, today a part of Vevey. He was the son of a skillful marble worker in Vevey, but because his father lost the family fortune, Calame could not concentrate on art, but rather he was forced to work in a bank from the age......

Jean Étienne Liotard

Jean Étienne Liotard (1702 - 1789) - Switzerland (Geneva)

Jean-Étienne Liotard (French pronunciation: ​[ʒan‿etjɛn ljɔtaʁ] 22 December 1702 – 12 June 1789) was a Swiss painter, art connoisseur and dealer. He is best known for his portraits in pastel, and for the works from his trip to Turkey. A Huguenot of French origin and citizen of the Republic of Geneva , he was born and died in Geneva, but spent most ......

François Emile Barraud

François Emile Barraud (1899 - 1934) - Switzerland (La Chaux-De-Fonds)

François Barraud (24 November 1899 – 11 September 1934) was a Swiss painter. Barraud was the second eldest of four brothers who all painted or sculpted at various points in their lives. The brothers, François, Aimé, Aurèle and Charles, were largely self-taught artists having been raised as professional plasterers and house painters. Barraud attende......

Karl Bodmer

Karl Bodmer (1809 - 1893) - Switzerland (Zurich)

Johann Carl Bodmer (11 February 1809 – 30 October 1893) was a Swiss-French printmaker, etcher, lithographer, zinc engraver, draughtsman, painter, illustrator and hunter. Known as Karl Bodmer in literature and paintings, as a Swiss and French citizen, his name was recorded as Johann Karl Bodmer and Jean-Charles Bodmer, respectively. After 1843, like......

Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti (1901 - 1966) - Switzerland (Borgonovo)

Surrealism, Expressionism, Post-Impressionism, Naive Art / Primitivism

Alberto Giacometti (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto dʒakoˈmetti] 10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker. Beginning in 1922, he lived and worked mainly in Paris but regularly visited his hometown Borgonovo to see his family and work on his art. Giacometti was one of the most important sculptors of......

Jost Amman

Jost Amman (1539 - 1591) - Switzerland (Zurich)

Jost Amman (June 13, 1539 – March 17, 1591) was a Swiss-German artist, celebrated chiefly for his woodcuts, done mainly for book illustrations. Amman was born in Zürich, the son of a professor of Classics and Logic. He was himself well-educated. Little of his personal history is known beyond the fact that he moved to Nuremberg in 1560, where he too......

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965) - Switzerland (La Chaux-De-Fonds)

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), known as Le Corbusier (French: [lə kɔʁbyˈzje]), was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, and h......

Giovanni Giacometti

Giovanni Giacometti (1868 - 1933) - Switzerland (Borgonovo)

Symbolism, Symbolism

Giovanni Giacometti (7 March 1868 – 25 June 1933) was a Swiss painter. He was the father of artists Alberto and Diego Giacometti and architect Bruno Giacometti. More......

Charles de Sousy Ricketts

Charles de Sousy Ricketts (1866 - 1931) - Switzerland (Geneva)

Charles de Sousy Ricketts RA (2 October 1866 – 7 October 1931) was a versatile English artist, illustrator, author and printer, and is best known for his work as book designer and typographer from 1896 to 1904 with the Vale Press, and his work in the theatre as a set and costume designer. Ricketts was born in Geneva to a French mother and an Englis......

Alice Bailly

Alice Bailly (1872 - 1938) - Switzerland (Geneva)

Alice Bailly (25 February 1872 – 1 January 1938) was a radical Swiss painter, known for her interpretations on cubism, fauvism, her wool paintings, and her participation in the Dada movement. In 1906, Bailly had settled in Paris where she befriended Juan Gris, Francis Picabia, and Marie Laurencin, avant-garde modernist painters who influenced her w......

Elizabeth Southerden Thompson Butler

Elizabeth Southerden Thompson Butler (1846 - 1933) - Switzerland (Lausanne)

Elizabeth Southerden Thompson, Lady Butler (3 November 1846 – 2 October 1933) was a British painter, one of the few female painters to achieve fame for history paintings, especially military battle scenes, at the end of that tradition. Some of her most famous military scenes come from the Napoleonic Wars, but she covered most major 19th-century war......

Bertha Wegmann

Bertha Wegmann (1847 - 1926) - Switzerland (Soglio)

Bertha Wegmann (16 December 1847, Soglio, Switzerland – 22 February 1926, Copenhagen) was a Danish portrait painter of German ancestry. At the age of five, her family moved to Copenhagen, where her father became a merchant. He was an art lover and spent much of his spare time painting. She showed an interest in drawing at an early age, but received......

Anton Graff

Anton Graff (1736 - 1813) - Switzerland (Winterthur)

Anton Graff (18 November 1736 – 22 June 1813) was an eminent Swiss portrait artist. Among his famous subjects were Friedrich Schiller, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Heinrich von Kleist, Frederick the Great, Friederike Sophie Seyler, Johann Gottfried Herder, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Moses Mendelssohn and Christian Felix Weisse. His pupils included Emm......

Pietro Lombardo

Pietro Lombardo (1435 - 1515) - Switzerland (Carona)

Pietro Lombardo (1435–1515) was an Italian Renaissance sculptor and architect born in Carona (Ticino), he was the father of Tullio Lombardo and Antonio Lombardo. In the late 15th century, Pietro Lombardo sculpted many Venetian tombs with the help of his sons. These tombs included those of Dante Alighieri, Doge Pasquale Malipiero and Pietro Mocenigo......

Antonio Raggi

Antonio Raggi (1624 - 1686) - Switzerland (Vico Morcote)

Giovanni Serodine

Giovanni Serodine (1594 - 1630) - Switzerland (Ascona)

Giovanni Serodine (1600 – December 21, 1630) was a Swiss-Italian painter of the early Baroque period. Born to a family of stuccoists in Ascona in Canton Ticino (in present-day Switzerland), he gravitated while in Rome and there developed an idiosyncratic expression of Carravaggist style. His style has the loose brushstroke and luminosity of some of......

Vincenzo Vela

Vincenzo Vela (1820 - 1891) - Switzerland (Ligornetto)

Vincenzo Vela (May 3, 1820 - October 3, 1891) was a Swiss-Italian sculptor, active mainly in northern Italy. Vela was born in Ligornetto in the canton of Ticino to parents of little means. Having started work as boy as a stonecutter at mines of Besazio, Vela received his initial training at Viggiù and then moved to Milan, where he worked on the Cat......

Tobias Stimmer

Tobias Stimmer (1539 - 1584) - Switzerland (Schaffhausen)

Tobias Stimmer (7 April 1539 – 4 January 1584 ) was a Swiss painter and illustrator. His most famous work is the paintings on the Strasbourg astronomical clock. He died in Strasbourg. He was born in Schaffhausen, and was active in Schaffhausen, Strasbourg and Baden-Baden as a wall and portrait painter. He made a great number of drawings for woodcut......

Alfred Edward Chalon

Alfred Edward Chalon (1780 - 1860) - Switzerland (Geneva)

Alfred Edward Chalon RA (15 February 1780 – 3 October 1860) was a Swiss portrait painter. He lived in London where he was noticed by Queen Victoria. Alfred Chalon was born in Geneva from a father who soon was hired as professor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, in England. With his brother John James Chalon (1778–1854), Alfred became an arti......

Fritz Zuber Buhler

Fritz Zuber Buhler (1822 - 1896) - Switzerland (Le Locle)

Fritz Zuber-Buhler (1822 – November 23, 1896) was a Swiss painter in the style of Academic Classicism, born at Le Locle in Switzerland. At sixteen years of age he moved to Paris, France where found his first teacher, Louis Grosclaude. Later he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and then refined his technical skills with François-Édouard Picot, who......

Giuseppe Antonio Petrini

Giuseppe Antonio Petrini (1677 - 1759) - Switzerland (Carona)

Giuseppe Antonio Petrini (October 23, 1677- c. 1755–9) was a painter of the late-Baroque, active mainly in Lugano, present-day Switzerland. While born in Carona in Canton Ticino and died in Lugano, both in Switzerland, Petrini belongs to the Northern Italian or Lombard heritage of baroque painting. He possibly apprenticed with Bartolomeo Guidobono ......

Carlo Bossoli

Carlo Bossoli (1815 - 1884) - Switzerland (Lugano)

Carlo Bossoli (6 December 1815, in Lugano – 1 August 1884, in Turin) was a Swiss-born Italian painter and lithographer, who spent his early career in Ukraine. He is best known for historical scenes from the Risorgimento. His father was a stonemason of Italian origin, working in Switzerland. In 1820, his family moved to accept work in Odessa. Until ......

Adam Wolfgang Töpffer

Adam Wolfgang Töpffer (1766 - 1847) - Switzerland (Geneva)

Wolfgang-Adam Töpffer, also Adam-Wolfgang or simply Adam Töpffer (20 May 1766, Geneva - 10 August 1847, Geneva) was a Swiss painter who specialized in landscapes and watercolors. His son was the well-known illustrator and cartoonist, Rodolphe Töpffer, who is sometimes called the "father of the comic book". He was the son of a German tailor from Sch......

Jean Huber

Jean Huber (1721 - 1786) - Switzerland (Geneva)

Jean Huber (13 February 1721 in Geneva – 1786 in Lausanne) was a Swiss painter, silhouettiste, soldier and author, who was a citizen of the Republic of Geneva. Jean Huber was the son of Jacob Huber, a member of the "Two-Hundreds" council, and of Catherine Vasserot de Vincy. The family came from Schaffhausen originally and was admitted into the Gene......

Ernest Bieler

Ernest Bieler (1863 - 1948) - Switzerland (Rolle)

Louis Buvelot

Louis Buvelot (1814 - 1888) - Switzerland (Morges)

Louis Buvelot (3 March 1814 – 30 May 1888), born Abram-Louis Buvelot, was a Swiss-born landscape painter who emigrated to Australia in 1865 and influenced the Heidelberg School of painters. Buvelot was born in Morges, Vaud, Switzerland, second son of François Simeon Buvelot, postal official, and his wife Jeanne-Louise née Heizer, a school teacher. ......

Eugen Felix Prosper Bracht

Eugen Felix Prosper Bracht (1842 - 1921) - Switzerland (Morges)

Eugen Felix Prosper Bracht (3 June 1842 – 5 November 1921) was a German landscape painter. Bracht was born in Morges, Waadt (near Lake Geneva in Switzerland) of German parents. His family later moved to Darmstadt, Germany, where he became a pupil of Karl Ludwig Seeger at the Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe and later studied under Hans Gude in Düsse......

David Morier

David Morier (1705 - 1770) - Switzerland (Berne)

David Morier, (1705? – Around Jan. 8, 1770) was an Anglo-Swiss painter of portraits, military subjects and historical scenes around and after the time of the War of the Austrian Succession and the related Jacobite rising of 1745. His most recognizable work is entitled "An Incident in the Rebellion of 1745" but is more commonly known as "The Battle ......

Francois Diday

Francois Diday (1802 - 1877) - Switzerland (Geneva)

Barthélemy Menn

Barthélemy Menn (1815 - 1893) - Switzerland (Geneva)

Barthélemy Menn (20 May 1815 – 10 October 1893) was a Swiss painter and draughtsman who introduced the principles of plein-air painting and the paysage intime into Swiss art. Menn was the youngest of four sons, born in Geneva to Louis John Menn, a confectioner from Scuol in the canton of Grisons, and Charlotte-Madeleine-Marguerite Bodmer, the daugh......

Firmin Massot

Firmin Massot (1766 - 1849) - Switzerland (Geneva)

Firmin Massot (5 May 1766, in Geneva, Republic of Geneva – 16 May 1849, in Geneva, Switzerland) was a Swiss portrait painter. His father was a master watchmaker. He began his studies in 1778 at the "School of Drawing", then attended classes at the "Society of Arts" where he studied with Jean-Étienne Liotard, among others. A trip to Italy from 1787 ......

Jean François Sablet

Jean François Sablet (1745 - 1819) - Switzerland (Morges)

Jean-François Sablet (23 November 1745, Morges - 24 February 1819, Nantes) was a French painter part of a family of artists of Swiss origin. Jean-François Sablet was the older brother of Jacques-Henri Sablet (1749-1803). They were sons of the painter and picture dealer Jacob Sablet (1720-1798). They both studied at the Académie royale de peinture e......

Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros

Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros (1748 - 1810) - Switzerland (Yverdon-Les-Bains)

Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros (21 July 1748 – 18 February 1810) was a Swiss painter, watercolourist and engraver, and was a main figure in the 'pre-romantic' movement. Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe was the son of a drawing master at Yverdon College. He was born in Moudon and came to Geneva in 1769, to study under Nicolas-Henri-Joseph de Fassin. He subsequ......

Jeremiah Theus

Jeremiah Theus (1716 - 1774) - Switzerland (Chur)

Jeremiah Theus (sometimes Jeremiah Theüs ) (April 5, 1716 – May 17, 1774) was a Swiss-born American painter, primarily of portraits. He was active mainly around Charleston, South Carolina, in which city he remained almost without competition for the bulk of his career. Theus was born in the city of Chur, in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, and was t......

Henry Fuseli (Johann Heinrich Füssli)

Henry Fuseli (Johann Heinrich Füssli) (1741 - 1825) - Switzerland (Zürich)

Romanticism, Romanticism

Henry Fuseli was a very interesting artist of the 18th century. He was born in Switzerland and began as a Protestant minister. The love of theology, literature and philosophy he garnered while a minister was something that never left him and eventually would heavily influence his art. Once Fuseli began painting he saw instant success. One of these first paintings was accepted into the Royal Art Exhibition of 1781, resulting in an immediate renown....

Peter Flötner

Peter Flötner (1490 - 1546) - Switzerland (Thurgau)

Peter Flötner, also Flatner, Flettner, or Floetner (born around 1490 in Thurgau, died 23 October 1546 in Nuremberg) was a German designer, sculptor, and printmaker. He was a leading figure in the introduction of Italianate Renaissance design to sculpture and the decorative arts in Germany, competing in this regard with the Vischer Family of Nurembe......

H.R. Giger

H.R. Giger (1940 - 2014) - Switzerland (Chur)

Edward Troye

Edward Troye (1808 - 1874) - Switzerland (Lausanne)

Edward Troye (born 12 July 1808 in Lausanne, Switzerland - died 25 July 1874 in Georgetown, Kentucky), was a painter of American Thoroughbred horses. Troye was born on July 12, 1808 in Lausanne, Switzerland. At age 20 he emigrated to the West Indies of the New World and later on to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he was an employed artist of Sarta......

Christoph Murer

Christoph Murer (1558 - 1614) - Switzerland (Zurich)

Jean Louis Prevost

Jean Louis Prevost (1733 - 1816) - Switzerland (Geneva)

Daniel Lindtmayer

Daniel Lindtmayer (1552 - 1606) - Switzerland (Schaffhausen)

Santino Bussi

Santino Bussi (1664 - 1736) - Switzerland (Bissone)

Robert Zund

Robert Zund (1826 - 1909) - Switzerland (Lucerne)

Samuel Hieronymous Grimm

Samuel Hieronymous Grimm (1733 - 1794) - Switzerland (Burgdorf)

Charles Hunt

Charles Hunt (1809 - 1893) - Switzerland (Zurich)

Louis Léopold Robert

Louis Léopold Robert (1794 - 1835) - Switzerland (La Chaux-De-Fonds)

Matthäus The Elder Merian

Matthäus The Elder Merian (1593 - 1650) - Switzerland (Basel)

Heinrich Wirrich

Heinrich Wirrich (1515 - 1572) - Switzerland (Aarau)

Albert Samuel Anker

Albert Samuel Anker (1831 - 1910) - Switzerland (Ins)

Paolo Fumagalli

Paolo Fumagalli Switzerland (Geneve)

Hans The Younger Leu

Hans The Younger Leu (1490 - 1531) - Switzerland (Zürich)

Matthäus The Younger Merian

Matthäus The Younger Merian (1621 - 1687) - Switzerland (Basel)

Joseph The Elder Heintz (Heinz)

Joseph The Elder Heintz (Heinz) (1564 - 1609) - Switzerland (Basel)

Jean Jacques Pradier

Jean Jacques Pradier (1790 - 1852) - Switzerland (Geneva)

Domenico Fontana

Domenico Fontana (1543 - 1607) - Switzerland (Melide)

Alexander Trippel

Alexander Trippel (1744 - 1793) - Switzerland (Schaffhausen)

Pace Gagini

Pace Gagini (1470 - 1525) - Switzerland (Bissone)

Caspar Ulrich

Caspar Ulrich (1705 - 1768) - Switzerland (Steinegg)


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