Cuno Peter Amiet

Amiet, Cuno Peter

Swiss painter, illustrator, graphic artist and sculptor (1868-1961). Autograph quotation signed. [Postmark: Oschwand. Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
$ 167 / 160 € (84279/BN54782)

Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau: "Hiermit erfülle ich Ihren Wunsch […]". - A pioneer of modern art in Switzerland, Amiet was a member of Gauguin's Pont-Aven school, as well as of the expressionist artists' society "Brücke" in Dresden. His work comprises more than 4,000 paintings, of which more than 1,000 are self-portraits. - Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.

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