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Franz Gertsch
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Franz Gertsch (2014)
Born(1930-03-08)8 March 1930
Died21 December 2022(2022-12-21) (aged 92)
Known forPainting
Franz Gertsch (8 March 1930 – 21 December 2022) was a Swiss painter who was known for his large format hyperrealistic portraits.
1 Biography
2 Works
2.1 Early works (1969–1976)
2.2 Main works (1978–2004)
2.3 Late works
3 Exhibitions
3.1 Solo exhibitions
4 Scholarships and awards
5 See also
6 References
7 Further reading
8 External links
Gertsch was born 1930 in Mörigen, Switzerland. Between 1947 and 1952 he studied with Max von Mühlenen and Hans Schwarzenbach in Bern. In 1972, he took part in the documenta 5 in Kassel with his painting "Medici". He is known for his realistic paintings and woodcuts. From 1976 to 2013 he created a total of 28 paintings and 15 monochrome woodcuts, because the Swiss photorealist works on a composition for up to a year. In 2002 was the
opening of the Museum Franz Gertsch in Burgdorf, Switzerland.
Gertsch died on 21 December 2022, at the age of 92.
Early works (1969–1976)
Huah (1969)
Maria mit Kindern (1971)
Medici (1971/72)
Gaby und Luciano (1973)
At Luciano's House (1973)
Barbara und Gaby (1974)
Marina schminkt Luciano (1975)
Main works (1978–2004)
Patti Smith I, II, V (1978/79)
Selbstbildnis (1980)
Johanna I (1983/84)
Silvia I (1998)
Gräser I (1995/96)
Gräser IV (1998/99)
Late works
Herbst (2007/08)
Sommer (2008/2009)
Winter (2009)
Frühling (2011)
Solo exhibitions
"Franz Gertsch. Die Siebziger", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
"Franz Gertsch. Looking Back. Hommage zum Neunzigsten", Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Zürich
"Franz Gertsch. Es malt sich wie von selbst", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Frühling, Sommer, Herbst und Winter", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Winter und Sommer", Galerie Kornfeld, Bern
"Franz Gertsch. Bilder sind meine Biografie", Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel
"Franz Gertsch: Polyfocal Allover", Swiss Institute (SI), New York
"Franz Gertsch. Looking at you", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch visages paysages", Musée Jenisch, Vevey
"Franz Gertsch", Galerie Skopia, Genf
"Franz Gertsch. Sommer", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Neu und unbekannt", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Selected monumental woodcuts", Galleri K, TEFAF Maastricht
"Werke von Franz Gertsch", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Portraits and Landscapes: Woodcuts", Galleri K, Oslo
"Franz Gertsch. Gewachsen", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Frühe Holzschnitte", Kabinett, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Johanna & Co. feat. Andy Warhol", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch", Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
"Franz Gertsch", Galerie Skopia, Genf
"Franz Gertsch", Les Abattoirs, Toulouse
"Franz Gertsch: Die Jahreszeiten", Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve
"Franz Gertsch. Triptychon Guadeloupe", Museum Folkwang, Essen
"Franz Gertsch Holzschnitte. Aus der Natur gerissen", Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg
"Franz Gertsch. Geheimnis Natur", Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden
"Franz Gertsch. Momentaufnahme", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Die vier Jahreszeiten", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Aus dem Frühwerk", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Die vier Jahreszeiten", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Das grosse Gras", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Jahreszeiten. Werke von 1983 bis 2011", Kunsthaus Zürich
"Franz Gertsch – Holzschnitte", Galerie Haas AG, Zürich
"Franz Gertsch – Holzschnitte- ausgewählte Separatdrucke", Galerie Kornfeld und Cie., Bern
"Rot & Blau. Franz Gertsch und Max von Mühlenen", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Drei Gemälde aus dem Vier Jahreszeiten Zyklus", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. 1950 und 1960: Skizzen und Vorzeichnungen zu, Tristan Bärmann‘", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Die neuen Jahreszeiten", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Eigenleben der Farbe. Farbproben zur Druckgraphik von Franz Gertsch", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch – Gräser – Holzschnitte", Galerie Lindner, Wien
"Silvia", Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin
"Franz Gertsch", Galerie Skopia, Genf
"Franz Gertsch", Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
"Franz Gertsch. Herbst", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Arbeiten auf Papier", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch", Galerie Lovers of Fine Art, Gstaad
2007 "REHAU Aussicht Franz Gertsch", REHAU ART, Rehau
"Franz Gertsch – Monumentale Holzschnitte", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Retrospektive – das malerische Werk 1951–1986", MUMOK Museum für Moderne Kunst Stiftung
Ludwig, Wien, zusammen mit
"Franz Gertsch. Naturporträts", Albertina, Wien
"Franz Gertsch, Ikon Gallery", Birmingham
"Franz Gertsch. Die Retrospektive", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf, Kunstmuseum Bern, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen (2006), Kunsthalle Tübingen (2006)
"M+M – Der Johanna Zyklus", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch – Werke aus der Sammlung Stiftung Willy Michel", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Chuck Close. Franz Gertsch", Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, galerie im park, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch, Aquarelle – Schottland 1961–1965" – Museum Kurhaus Kleve
"Franz Gertsch. Fang Lijun. The Languages of Nature”, White Space, Peking
"Franz Gertsch – Werke aus der Sammlung Stiftung Willy Michel", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Aquarelle – Schottland 1961–1965", Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zürich, Museum Kurhaus Kleve
"Presence", The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
"Franz Gertsch – Patti Smith”, Gagosian Gallery, New York
"Martin Disler. Franz Gertsch", Galerie & Edition René Steiner, Erlach
"Franz Gertsch. Silvia, kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
"Franz Gertsch – Patti Smith", museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf, Pinakothek der Moderne, München
"Franz Gertsch", Galerie Monica de Cardenas, Mailand
"Franz Gertsch. Das Gesamtwerk 1987–2002", Eröffnungsausstellung museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf
"Franz Gertsch. Monumentale Holzschnitte", Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur
2001 "Franz Gertsch. Xylographies monumentales 1986–2000", Centre culturel suisse, Paris
"Franz Gertsch. Holzschnitte, Gräser", Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin
"Franz Gertsch”, Hess Collection at Vinopolis, London
"Franz Gertsch – Gemälde und Holzschnitte 1987 bis 1997", Museum Kurhaus Kleve
"Stille Wasser. 7 Räume, 7 Künstler um Franz Gertsch", Kunstmuseum Thun
"Franz Gertsch. Preisträger des Kaiserrings Goslar", Mönchehaus Museum für moderne Kunst, Goslar
"Franz Gertsch – Landschaften und Porträts 1986–1995", Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
"Franz Gertsch”, Cabinet des estampes, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Genf
"Franz Gertsch. Holzschnitte”, Kunsthalle Burgdorf
1996 "Franz Gertsch", Frankfurt, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst
1995 "Franz Gertsch”, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya
"Franz Gertsch. Holzschnitte 1986–1994", Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
"Franz Gertsch. Travaux récents", Galerie Patrick Roy, Lausanne
"Franz Gertsch. Holzschnitte und Malerei auf Papier", Kunstmuseum Bern
"Franz Gertsch. Holzschnitte 1986–1994", Galerie Kornfeld & Cie., Bern
1993 "Franz Gertsch. Landschaften", Graphische Sammlung der ETH, Zürich, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt a. M.
1992 "Franz Gertsch. Gravures sur bois 1986–1991", Galerie Patrick Roy, Lausanne
"Franz Gertsch, Eröffnungsausstellung", Galerie Rigassi, Bern
"Franz Gertsch. Holzschnitte", Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München
"Franz Gertsch. Nine Large Scale Woodcuts”, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., San José Museum of Art
1990 "Franz Gertsch. Large Scale Woodcuts”, Serie "Projects", Museum of Modern Art, New York
1989 "Franz Gertsch. Bois gravés monumentaux. Grossformatige Holzschnitte. Large-scale woodcuts”, Cabinet des estampes und Musée Rath, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Genf
"Franz Gertsch", Museum Moderner Kunst, Wien, Kunsthalle Basel
"Franz Gertsch. Johanna II", Kunsthalle Bern
1983 "Franz Gertsch, Arbeiten 1981/82/83", Knoedler, Zürich
1981/82 "Franz Gertsch. Major Works”, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York
1980 "Franz Gertsch", Kunsthaus Zürich, Sprengelmuseum Hannover
1979 "Franz Gertsch", Galerie Veith Turske, Köln
1976 "Franz Gertsch", Galerie Veith Turske, Köln
1975 "Franz Gertsch", Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Kunsthalle Basel
1973 "Franz Gertsch", Nancy Hoffmann Gallery, New York
"Franz Gertsch", Galerie Mikro, Berlin
"Franz Gertsch", Kunstmuseum Luzern
1971 "Franz Gertsch", Galerie Verna, Zürich
Galerie Stampa, Basel
"Franz Gertsch – Neue Bilder II", Galerie Toni Gerber, Bern
"Franz Gertsch – Neue Bilder I", Galerie Toni Gerber, Bern
1969 "Franz Gertsch – Bilder und Collagen", Galerie Riehentor, Basel
1968 "Franz Gertsch. Bilder und Collagen 1968", Galerie Krebs, Bern
1966 "Franz Gertsch", Orell Füssli, Zürich
1965 "Franz Gertsch. Aquarelle", Galerie Bertram, Burgdorf
1964 "Franz Gertsch", Anlikerkeller, Bern
1962 "Franz Gertsch", Anlikerkeller, Bern
1955 "Franz Gertsch. Malerei, Graphik", Anlikerkeller, Bern
1951 "Franz Gertsch", Galerie Simmen, Bern
Scholarships and awards
1949 De Harris scholarship
1967 Louise Aeschlimann scholarship
1974–75 DAAD scholarship, Berlin
1997 Goslarer Kaiserring
1998 Kulturpreis der Bürgi-Willert-Foundation
2005 Honorary citizen Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel
2006 Honorary citizen Rüschegg
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