(b Basle, 20 July 1900; d Sugar
Loaf, NY, 2 Jan 1962).
American painter, printmaker, sculptor, stage designer and writer of Swiss
birth. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva (1920) and at the
Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence (1927). From this training he drew
upon two dominant influences, combining a predilection for the
illusionistic deep space and the clear vibrant colour of the Italian
tradition with the fantastic narratives explored by earlier Swiss artists
such as Johann Heinrich Füseli, Ferdinand Hodler, Urs Graf and Niklaus
Sabbath Phantoms, Mythomania
La génie de la conviction
Le Rencontre des Elements
Acteon, pl. VI from "The
Brunidor Portfolio No. One"
The Sphinx, pl. 1 from the series "Oedipus"
The Childhood of Oedipus,
pl. 2 from the series "Oedipus"
The Slaying of Laius, pl.
3 from the series "Oedipus"
The Marriage, pl. 5 from
the series "Oedipus"
Oedipus at Colonus, pl. 6
from the series "Oedipus"
The Bird Charmer
Le Fonctionnaire 1934
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