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Rudolf Urech-Seon

Seon, 1876 — 1959

Rudolf Urech-Seon (*18.2.1876 Seon - 23.7.1959 Seon) graduated as a naturalist landscape painter from the Art Academy in Munich. Soon, he developed compositions concentrating on constructivist elements to the point of complete abstraction by employing geometrical forms and using bright colors. Back in Switzerland, Urech-Seon represented the first abstract painter in his hometown Aargau, which still followed the tradition of Post-Impressionism and had little comprehension for modern movements. Therefor, he frequented the Avant-garde circles of Basel and Zürich, where he exhibited his works and finally gained recognition.


Exhibitions (selection)

2006 Galerie Rigassi, Bern
1991 "Rudolf Urech-Seon 1876 - 1959", Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
1981 "Dreissiger Jahre Schweiz. Konstruktive Kunst 1915-1945, Kunstmuseum Winterthur
1948/50 Salons des Réalitées Nouvelles, Paris
1947 "Allianz", Kunsthaus Zürich

Literature (selection)

  • Rudolf Urech-Seon 1876 - 1959. Tritt in die Neuzeit, hrsg. v. Christian Herren, Zürich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2017
  • Rudolf Urech-Seon 1876 - 1959, (Katalog anlässlich der Retrospektive von 1991 im Aargauer Kunsthaus). Aarau: Aargauer Kunsthaus, 1991