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Cuno Amiet - Retrospektive zum 150. Geburtstag

In the catalogue for the exhibition "CUNO AMIET - Retrospektive zum 150. Geburtstag", the exhibition is extensively illuminated - a large number of photographs and exhibition views immerse the viewer in the exhibition. All of the more than 200 exhibited works are catalogued in pictures and text, the artist's biography and other texts on Cuno Amiet are also integrated into the publication.

On the 150th birthday of Cuno Amiet, the gallery Bromer took the occasion to show the artist and his work in all its aspects and to realize a retrospective, which has never before been realized in this form in a private institution. The result are 206 exhibited works from 77 years of artistic work accompanied by a "walk-in photo album", which also traces Amiet's biography with texts and a multitude of personal objects of the artist. On almost 200 pages, the reader of the catalogue gets a detailed insight into the presentation and the exhibits on display. In addition, interesting information about the artist in words and pictures as well as impressions of the exhibition can be found. 

About artist
Cuno Amiet
Solothurn, CH, 1886 — 1961

Cuno Amiet (28.3.1868, Solothurn - 6.7.1961, Oschwand) painted his first self-portrait at the age of 15. In 1884 he met the painter Frank Buchser, who became his teacher for the following two years. In the autumn of 1886, Amiet went to Munich and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1887 he met Giovanni Giacometti, who became his lifelong friend. The following year they travelled to Paris together and Amiet began his studies at the Académie Julian. From 1892, however, Amiet became increasingly dissatisfied with the academy classes and went to Pont-Aven, where he discovered Gauguin and van Gogh and laid the foundations for his colourism.
In 1894 he exhibited at the Kunsthalle Basel, but his use of pure colours was largely rejected by the art critics. In 1898 he was commissioned to make a portrait of Ferdinand Hodler, whereby an intense contact between these artists was created and Amiet began to be interested in Art Nouveau.
In 1905 Amiet had an exhibition at the Galerie Richter in Dresden, where the Brücke artists became aware of him. In 1906, Erich Heckel invited Amiet to become a member, and in the same year he took part in the first Brücke exhibition in Dresden.
In 1914 Amiet received a solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zurich with a display of 124 works. In 1919 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bern. Today Cuno Amiet counts as one of the most important pioneers of classical modernism in Switzerland.