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Book launch: CUNO AMIET - exhibition catalogue

A catalogue on the exhibition «Cuno Amiet - Retrospective on his 150th anniversary» will be launched on June 16th. All of the over 200 exhibited artworks will be catalogued and depicted along descriptive texts and a comprehensive art historical essay about Cuno Amiet's life and oeuvre.

About Event
About Event

People visiting the exhibition have the chance to pre-order the exhibition catalogue on site until May 31st 2018. If people who pre-ordered the catalogue personally attend the book launch on June 16th, they get a sample for free as a gift.

About artist
Cuno Amiet
Solothurn, CH, 1886 — 1961

As the first Swiss painter to give precedence to colour in composition, Cuno Amiet (*28.3.1868 Solothurn, 6.7.1961 Oschwand) was a pioneer of modern art in Switzerland.

At the age of 15, he painted his first self portrait. After studies with the painter Frank Buchser, 1886–88 Amiet attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he befriended Giovanni Giacometti. In 1888-92 Amiet continued his studies in Paris at the Académie Julian. After this, he joined the Pont-Aven School in 1892, where he learned from Gauguin and Van Gogh, and he came to prefer the use of pure colour to tonal painting. After his return to Switzerland people would reject this innovation. Ferdinand Hodler’s work exerted a great influence on Amiet and lead him to the art nouveau movement. Between 1906 and 1913 he was a consistent member of the expressionist group „Die Brücke“ . Once again he experimented with pure colours. Amiet’s distinct and vast artistic oeuvre focuses particularly on four thematic issues: Garden, harvest and winter scenes as well as portraits.

In 1898 Amiet moved to Oschwand, where his house became a meeting place for artists and writers.

(Photo left: Urs Zaugg, Cuno Amiet in fotografischen Dokumenten, Herzogenbuchsee: Scheibli + Co., 1985)