Gimmi, Wilhelm 1886-1965 Swiss AR, 16 x 13ms
Gimmi, Wilhelm 1886-1965 Swiss AR, 16 x 13ms.), Interior Scene with Flowers, 16 x 13 ins., (40.5 x 33 cms.), Oil on Canvas, Signed. Wilhelm Gimmi began his artistic career in Paris, where he spent the first thirty-two years of his life as an artist, becoming known as a painter of classical nudes. He attended the Acad�mie Julian, and in 1919 he exhibited in the Salon d'Automne with artists like Bonnard, Matisse and Marquet. In 1940 he moved back to Switzerland, to the town of Chexbres with its spectacular views over Lake Geneva (Lac Leman). Gimmi's biography appears in the Benezit and the Grove Dictionary of Art. The Jenisch Museum in Vevey, Switzerland houses the Fondation Wilhelm Gimmi and an important collection of his work.
Auction Date: December 2016