Sabine Weiss

1924 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Sabine Weiss is an established artist, who originates from Switzerland, like other celebrated artists such as Ronnie Yarisal, Richard Müller, Nell Whitney V, Anton Alvarez, and Jessica Faiss. Sabine Weiss was born in 1924.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sabine Weiss is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as France, Switzerland, and the United States. Galleries include Les Douches la Galerie in Paris, ArteF in Zurich, as well as Peter Fetterman Gallery in Los Angeles. Sabine Weiss' work has most recently been exhibited at Les Douches la Galerie in Paris (27 November 2019 until 23 December 2019) with the exhibition sélection de Noël 2019.

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most significant Swiss contribution to the history 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 metamorphosed into an vital 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 distinctive artists in the Post-Impressionist era 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 independent projects were realized in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for wealthy local clients. Important Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Sabine Weiss

Sabine Weiss was born in 1924 and was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Sabine Weiss

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