Albert Anker: Fleissig Appliquee (1886)

Who Is Albert Anker? Albrecht Samuel Anker (April 1, 1831 – July 16, 1910) was a Swiss painter and illustrator who has been called the “national painter” of Switzerland because of his popular depictions of 19th-century Swiss village life.[1][2] Click For Enlarged Details Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Read More Albert Anker at Wikiwand See…

“Bergell Mountains” and Mignarda’s “Bist du bei mir”

Bist du bei mir (Are You With Me?) Formerly attributed to J. S. Bach, the popular air is now firmly attributed to Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, from his opera Diomedes, oder die triumphierende Unschuld, which is known to have been performed in Bayreuth on November 16, 1718. Recorded live at Immaculate Conception Church, Cleveland, OH by…

Augusto Giacometti: Orchids on Blue Ground (1938)

  Master of Color Augusto Giacometti (1877 –1947) was a Swiss artist from Stampa, Graubünden, known predominantly as a painter in the Art Nouveau and Symbolism movements, as well as  for his work in stained glass. He was a proponent of murals and a designer of popular posters. He is cousin of Giovanni Giacometti – …

Augusto Giacometti: Poppy on Gray Background, (1932)

Pioneer of Abstraction Augusto Giacometti (1877 –1947) was a Swiss artist from Stampa, Graubünden, known predominantly as a painter in the Art Nouveau and Symbolism movements, as well as  for his work in stained glass. He was a proponent of murals and a designer of popular posters. He is cousin of Giovanni Giacometti –  father…

Rudolf Koller: Outing on the Forest’s Edge (1895)

Who Is Rudolf Koller? Rudolf Koller (1828 – 1905) was a Swiss painter  associated with a realist and classicist style, and also with  Düsseldorf school of painting.[2] Koller’s style is similar to that of the realist painters Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Rudolf Koller is considered one of Switzerland’s finest animal painters.   Click for…