Wilfrid Moser

1914 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Wilfrid Moser is an established artist, who originates from Switzerland, like other famous artists such as Chrissy Angliker, Guido Baselgia, Pierre Jeanneret, Lenz Klotz, and Albert Müller. Wilfrid Moser was born in 1914.

Wilfrid Moser's Gallery representation

Wilfrid Moser is represented by Galerie Carzaniga located in Basel, Switzerland.

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 uncertainty elsewhere in Europe. precedingly, Switzerland had produced some quirky and extraordinary 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 independent projects were executed 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 Wilfrid Moser

Wilfrid Moser was born in 1914 and was largely inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Surrealism continued to dominate in Europe, and had influence internationally. Artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico, worked to integrate the ideas posed by Surrealism into their radical political philosophies, developing a new kind of magic realism.

Wilfrid Moser

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