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GERTSCH, Franz (<i>born</i> 1930), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GERTSCH, Franz (born 1930), Painter

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Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 1930, in Mörigen (Bern).

Painter. Scenes with figures, figures.

Gertsch studied under Max von Mühlenen from 1947 to 1950; then from 1950 to 1952 under a certain Hans Schwarzenbach. He lives and works in Rüschegg, near Bern. Until 1967, he painted extremely stylised figures, in which scarcely anything but a silhouette was outlined against a generally black background. From 1968, he exploited a

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