Gian Casty was an important exponent of glass-painting in Switzerland in the twentieth century. He is particularly known for his simple, spirited compositions, which he himself executed in glass with a similarly spirited and unminstakable technique.
In the final years of his life, his work was reappraised and found recognition in several exhibitions.
Arno Bromberger was Honorary Professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Academy of Fine Arts) in Munich from 1974 to 1981. He directed the glass-painting department from 1951 onwards.
On Casty’s life and work, see the entry in the SIKART Lexikon der Kunst in der Schweiz .
Ulrich Wismer, Glasmaler Gian Casty: Aus dem Dunkeln Leuchten, Mit einem Beitrag von Astrid Kaiser Trümpler, Vitromusée Romont, Aarwangen, 2011.