biografía de Louis SOUTTER (1871-1942)

Personal data


Birth : 06/04/1871 - Morges VD, Switzerland
Death : 02/20/1942 - Ballaigues VD, Switzerland
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Switzerland

Family relations

Nephew of LE CORBUSIER [ 1887-1965 ]

Education

Pupil of / student of Benjamin CONSTANT [ 1845-1902 ]
Pupil of / student of Charles Adolphe KÖLLA [ 1855-1935 ]
Has frequented the studio of Jules GAUD [ 1848-1912 ]
Pupil of / student of Jean-Paul LAURENS [ 1838-1921 ]
Has frequented the studio of Léon GAUD [ 1844-1908 ]
1892 – 1895 : Conservatoire royal – Brussels, Belgium

Professional data


Work and Life

1923:Resident in an Old People’s Home, Ballaigues, Switzerland
1903:After divorced, back to Switzerland
1897:Marries to Madge Fursman, USA
1897:Travels to New York and Chicago, USA
Friend of Le corbusier


Other professions

Musician

1898 : Director – Art
Colorado Mountain College – Vail CO, United States

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Mixed media - Oil
Print-Multiple : Lithograph
Drawing-Watercolor : Gouache - Ink - Pencil - Watercolour

Subject

allegory
composition
fantastic
nature
still life
landscape
portrait
Daily life
religion

Artistic periods

1937-1942 : Finger paintings
1930-1937 : Manierist period
1923-1930 : Period of the notebook drawings

Movements and styles

Art Brut

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2003

Louis Soutter et la musique
Musée de l’Art Brut – Lausanne VD, Switzerland
02/21/2003 – 05/04/2003

Louis Soutter et les modernes
Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts – Geneva GE, Switzerland
02/21/2003 – 05/04/2003

1997

Centre Culturel Suisse – Paris, France
1997

1990

Franka Berndt Bastille – Paris, France
1990

Galerie Barbier-Beltz – Paris, France
1990

1987

Musée Cantini – Marseille, France
1987

1961

Rétrospective
Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts – Lausanne VD, Switzerland
1961

1936

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – Hartford CT, United States
1936

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : Galerie Karsten Greve – 5 rue Debelleyme – Paris, France

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Galerie Karsten Greve – 5 rue Debelleyme – Paris, France

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Galerie Karsten Greve – Via Maistra 4 – Saint Moritz GR, Switzerland

2003

Art Cologne, n° 37
Cologne, Germany
10/29/2003 – 11/02/2003
Represented by : Galerie Haas & Fuchs – Niebuhrstrasse 5 – Berlin, Germany

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Galerie Karsten Greve – 5 rue Debelleyme – Paris, France

KUNSTKÖLN 2003 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
04/05/2003 – 04/09/2003
Represented by : JP Ritsch-Fisch Galerie – 6 Place de l’Homme de Fer – Strasbourg, France

2002

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : JP Ritsch-Fisch Galerie – 6 Place de l’Homme de Fer – Strasbourg, France

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Galerie Karsten Greve – 5 rue Debelleyme – Paris, France

2001

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie Haas & Fuchs – Niebuhrstrasse 5 – Berlin, Germany

KUNSTKÖLN 2001 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
03/29/2001 – 04/01/2001
Represented by : Galerie Karsten Greve – Drususgasse 1-5 – Cologne, Germany

2000

KUNSTKÖLN 2000 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Messegelände Köln-Deutz – Cologne, Germany
04/01/2000 – 04/09/2000
Represented by : Fischer Kunsthandel & Edition – Xantener Strasse 20 – Berlin, Germany

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : Galerie Karsten Greve – Drususgasse 1-5 – Cologne, Germany

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Periodicals

2003

MARINI Pascale – Louis Soutter et la musique
in: Artension n° 10 p. 29
Caluire-et-Cuire, France
03/2003-04/2003

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