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Artist of the moment…….Lill Tschudi



Lill Tschudi was a wonderful artist who worked with the figure using a Modernist approach. Lill Tschudi was born in Schwanden, Glarus, Switzerland in the year 1911. For her artistic education Tschudi  attended the Grosvenor School of Modern Art.

Tschudi then relocated to Paris where she mentored under some the more success Modernist painters including Andre L’Hote and Fernand Leger, both already profiled here.

Though the artist used color well, its her line work and drafting skills that amaze me the most. The figures are given just enough information about the figure that we the viewer can imagine it breathing, talking, and coming to life. Tschudi was an outstanding printmaker who produced more than 300 prints over her lengthy career.

In this clip we view a work by the artist as it is prepared for auction. A landscape by British artist Jack Marriot is also shown:

Price range information: Original works seldom come on the market such as watercolors or oils, linocuts and woodcuts often go to auction with prices ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.