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Hans Erni

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The Swiss painter Hans Erni was born in Lucerne in 1909. He collaborates with an architect before beginning his art studies, in 1927, at the School of Art and Crafts in Lucerne. As a result he becomes a student at the Julian Academy in Paris, then at the School of Applied Arts in Berlin in 1930. In Paris, he meets Jean Arp, Mondrian, Brancusi, Calder, Henry Moore and others. He is strongly . . .

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to read about the artist :
  • Hans Erni , R. Hauert et P- F. Schneeberger, Ed. R. Kister, Genve, 1961
  • Grafiker als Maler, Hans Erni, Josef Rast et autres, Kunstverein Olten, 1962
  • Hans Erni, Jot Singh, Ed. de la Tribune, Genve, 1979
  • Hans Erni, Malerisches Werk , Walter Regg, Ed. Erpf, Berne, 1980
  • Erni, vie et mythologie, coll., cat., Fondation Gianadda, Martigny, 1989
  • Hans Erni, die Plakate , Jean-Charles Giroud, Benteli Verlag, Berne, 1993
  • Hans Erni gestaltend , John Matheson, Ed. ABC, Zurich, 1996
  • Ateliergesprche mit Hans Erni, Andres Furger, NZZ, Zurich, 1998
  • L'imagier humaniste et ses livres,, C. Galantaris, J.-C. Giroud, Paris Biblio., 2001
  • Hans Erni: La Matre du trait, J. D. Rouiller, Ed. Fondation Gianadda, Martigny, 2009
To read from the artist :
  • H. E., Dialog, Arbeiten im ffentlichen Raum , K. Bhlmann, Benteli V., 2002
  • Hans Erni, un peintre dans le sicle, R. Blanc, film, Artmis Films Production, 2010
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  • + ABSTRACTION-CREATION / 1931-1938 / Etienne Bothy, Frantisek Kupka, Piet Mondrian, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Georges Vantongerloo, etc.
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