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Rudolf Zender (1901-1988)

I discovered that i somehow have a soft spot for Suisse artists. Hodler is one of them is so is Gottfried Honegger. I can now add another one . Suisse Rudolf Zender lived and worked his entire life in Switzerland and made art in the style of DIE BRUCKE and the French post impressionists, but somehow managed to incorporate his own style into his subjects.

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Possibly the french influence is because he once had his own artist studio in Paris and could not miss the many french examples of Post impressionist art and its subjects.The result some great paintings and certainly great graphic art. Zender is not very well known but lookong into his biography his art is closely related to some of the best artists from the 20th century.

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Teodoro Wolf Ferrari (1878-1945)

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It is hard to find work by Teodoro Wolf Ferrari, but here and there in Italy there is a chance you wil encounter his works in local Museums. Are his paintings known outside Italy….NO!

TWF always stayed a typical Italian painter who’s works were very rarely exported outside Italy, but very slowly his works becomes known outside Italy too. His works always remind me a little of Hodler and Klimt, but maybe this is because they were produced in the same time bracket as the ones by these 2 artists.

on the left Ferrari and on the right Klimt.

 

You even can distinguish an influence of Scandinavia paintings, but i doubt that he ever visited Scandinavia. It is rare to find publications on Ferrari, but ftn-books has one available at www.ftn-books.com

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