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Famous Artists from Switzerland

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List of the most popular artists from Switzerland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Swiss artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Swiss artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Examples include Max Haufler and Philipp Keel.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Switzerland?" and "Who are the most well-known Swiss artists?"

For further information on these historic Swiss artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Swiss artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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    Alberto Giacometti is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Switzerland
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    Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He was born in the canton Graubünden's southerly alpine valley Val Bregaglia, as the eldest of four children to Giovanni Giacometti, a well-known post-Impressionist painter. Coming from an artistic background, he was ...more

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    • Birthplace: Borgonovo, Switzerland
    • Nationality: Switzerland
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
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    Urs Graf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Switzerland
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    Urs Graf was a Swiss Renaissance goldsmith, painter and printmaker, as well as a mercenary soldier. He only produced two etchings, one of which dates from 1513 – the earliest known etching for which a date has been established. However, his woodcuts are considered of greater significance, particularly ...more

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    • Birthplace: Solothurn, Switzerland
    • Nationality: Switzerland
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Hermann Hesse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Switzerland
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    Hermann Hesse was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.more

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    • Birthplace: Calw, Germany
    • Nationality: Switzerland, Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Alice Bailly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Switzerland
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    Alice Bailly was a radical Swiss painter, known for her interpretations on cubism, fauvism, her wool paintings, and her participation in the Dada movement. In 1906, Bailly had settled in Paris where she befriended Juan Gris, Francis Picabia, and Marie Laurencin, avant-garde modernist painters who ...more

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    • Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
    • Nationality: Switzerland
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Daniel Spoerri is a Swiss artist and writer born in Romania. Spoerri is best known for his "snare-pictures," a type of assemblage or object art, in which he captures a group of objects, such as the remains of meals eaten by individuals, including the plates, silverware and glasses, all of which are ...more

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    • Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Galați, Sud-Est, Romania, Galați County
    • Nationality: Switzerland
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    Méret Oppenheim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Switzerland
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    Méret Elisabeth Oppenheim was a German-born Swiss Surrealist artist and photographer. Oppenheim was a member of the Surrealist movement of the 1920s along with André Breton, Luis Buñuel, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, and other writers and visual artists. Besides creating art objects, Oppenheim also ...more

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    • Birthplace: Charlottenburg, Germany
    • Nationality: Switzerland
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Gérard Ernest Schneider

    Gérard Ernest Schneider was a Swiss painter. A major pioneer of Lyrical Abstraction, a gestural and personal form of abstraction, along with Hans Hartung and Pierre Soulages, Gérard Schneider was shown in Paris at the Galerie Louis Carré as early as 1950. From 1955 to 1960, Schneider’s work was ...more

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    • Birthplace: Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
    • Nationality: Switzerland
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who was better known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five ...more

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    • Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
    • Nationality: Switzerland, France
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