Description - Franz Gertsch: Looking Back by Linda Schadler

The internationally famous Swiss artist Franz Gertsch will celebrate his 90th birthday in 2020. The Graphische Sammlung ETH Zu rich, which has a long-standing relationship with the artistand which is one of the most important presentation locations for his printed works, is taking advantage of this occasion as a reason for an exhibition and a bibliophile jubilee publication.

In addition to his portraits, which are now counted amongst theicons of Swiss art, Gertsch is famous for his captivating landscapes. Less anchored in general awareness are his outstanding early works from the 1940s to 1950s, and it is on these that the volume focuses. Together with the artist, groups of themes were chosen from his collection and the stocks of the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zu rich. Colour proofs which have been produced during the printing of his incomparable monochrome worlds round out this publication for art lovers.

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