THE BRIDGE AT ST. URSANNE, SWITZERLAND, 1950
Oil on Canvas
23½ x 32 Inches
Signed Upper Right
Indistinctly Titled and Dated Upper Right
At the age of 16, Jean Krille enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Zurich, furthering his studies at the Ecole des Arts in Vevey. His teachers there included the Swiss artists Max Gubler, who painted in an Expressionist style, and Johannes Itten, who taught at Berlin's legendary Bauhaus. Krille also studied art history at the University of Bern. In 1945, he moved to Paris for five years and studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts while at the same time mixing with the Saint-Germain existentialists including Prévert, Sartre and Le Corbusier. In this period Krille also studied architecture and became a qualified architect. In 1955, he opened his own architectural office in Geneva, which allowed him, paradoxically, to devote himself to painting. An inveterate traveler, he made several painting trips around the world including several to Africa. Jean Krille exhibited widely and with success throughout Europe and the United States and was the recipient of numerous juried awards and prizes.
Displayed in a swept, burnished-gilt frame.
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