A Swiss Modernist

Evard-hellerDuring the late 70s Jürgen Messmer got to know the work of the swiss artist André Evard (1876-1972), a pioneer-painter of Swiss modernism and college friend of Le Corbusier.
In 1978, he managed to acquire a large part of the painter´s estate. Through Evard the art collector discovered a passion especially for concrete-constructive art as a focus of the collection.
In order to promote this art movement an art prize, doted with ��� 10,000, was dedicated to André Evard. The prize is aimed at contemporary artists and takes place approximately every three years.

In the years 2009 and 2012 Evard-focused exhibitions were held at the Kunsthalle, asides of presentations like these the collection Evard is preserved at the depot.

biography | exhibition overview | selected literature | quotations (in german)

“Les Roses”

 “Le couvert” und “Symphonia”

“La pyramide”

“Composition cristal”

Other abstract-geometric works

Figurative works