Felix Hoffmann (1911-1975)

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Born in Basel, the painter, glass-painter, and graphic artist Felix Hoffmann studied from 1931 to 1933 at the Kunstschule (Art School) in Karlsruhe under Professor Würtenberger, and from 1933 to 1934 at the Vereinigte Staatsschulen für freie und angewandte Kunst (State Schools for Free and Applied Art), under Professor Meid. He undertook many journeys to Holland, Italy, Tunisia and Greece. From 1935 onwards, he lived in his home city of Aarau, and from 1938 designed numerous windows for public buildings (such at the Bern Minster, the Aarau city church, and the town halls of Lenzburg and Brugg), as well as Kabinettscheiben (individual panels) for public and private locations.

As a Swiss artist of the late expressionist period, he was comfortable in all techniques, creating oil paintings and murals, mosaics, and glazing schemes, but also free and applied artwork for newspapers and book bindings.

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