Cuno Amiet

1868 - 1960 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Cuno Amiet was an artist, who was born and brought up in Switzerland, like other prominent artists such as Varlin, Fabio Marco Pirovino, Wiedemann, Rudolf Steiner, and Lori Hersberger. Cuno Amiet, born in 1868, died in 1960.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Cuno Amiet's work is on display in two galleries, which are Bromer Kunst in Roggwil, Switzerland and Artvera’S in Geneva, Switzerland. Cuno Amiet's work has most recently been exhibited at Bromer Kunst in Roggwil (27 March 2018 until 30 June 2018) with the exhibition Solo show.

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most important Swiss contribution to the development of Modernism was the establishment of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its founding members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly became an important hub of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a shelter from political instability elsewhere in Europe. Beforehand, Switzerland had produced some quirky and distinctive artists in the Post-Impressionist span of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another key movement that can be attributed to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier may have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first autonomous projects were executed in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for wealthy local clients. Key Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Cuno Amiet

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