Fritz Glarner

1899 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Fritz Glarner is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in Switzerland, like other well-known artists such as Julia Von Eichel, David Bill, Gina Vor, Bruno Jakob, and Anton Bruhin. Fritz Glarner was born in 1899.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Fritz Glarner's work is available for viewing at Galerie Louis Carré & Cie in Paris, France. Fritz Glarner's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Paper Power at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 03 February 2020 until 27 March 2020.

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most significant 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 prominent centre of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a haven from political instability elsewhere in Europe. precedingly, Switzerland had originated some quirky and extraordinary artists in the Post-Impressionist era of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another essential movement that can be attributed to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier might 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 independent 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.

Further Biographical Context for Fritz Glarner

Born in 1899, Fritz Glarner grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups exploring different ways of expressing their ideas. After the First World War, artists started to explore psychological applications of art in response to the terrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and established the careers of well known artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were first developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Fritz Glarner