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Name

Wölfli, Adolf

 
Dates of birth and death
* 29.2.1864 Bowil, † 6.11.1930 Bern
 
Municipality of origin (CH)
Schangnau (BE)
 
Nationality
CH
 
Brief biography
Maler und Zeichner. Texte und musikalische Kompositionen. Vertreter der Art Brut. Lebte über 30 Jahre in der psychiatrischen Klinik Waldau in Bern
 
Fields of activity
Zeichnung, Malerei, Illustration, Collage
 
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Adolf Wölfli was born in poor circumstances, as the youngest of seven children. His father was a quarryman, his mother a laundress. After his father left the family, eight-year-old Wölfli was taken to his home village of Schangnau in 1872 with his sick mother, where his mother died and Wölfli’s [more...]

 
 
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http://www.sikart.ch/KuenstlerInnen.aspx?id=4022971&lng=en

 
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Last modification
17.11.2020
 
Schädel auf einem Pfosten
Sitzende Figur mit Krone und Maske im Oval, 1882/1930
Velozipedist Dieu-Le-Père-Gambridge, 1909
Majestät König, 'Königblitz', 1912
Regalo di pallohne, 1926
Vulkan Riogrande in Südamerika, 1926
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1864-02-29 Bowil / BE / CH 1930-11-06 Bern / BE / CH Wölfli Male Adolf Wölfli, Adolf