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Leo Leuppi

The Swiss painter, graphic artist, sculptor Leo Leuppi was a representative of the Zurich School of Concrete Art. He is also known as the founder of the  artist associations Groupe Suisse Abstraction and Surrealisme and Allianz. He is one of the most important pioneers  of modern art in Switzerland. In his work he combined undogmatically constructive style principles with surrealistic moments. Towards the end of the First World War, he came into contact with the Zurich Dada movement and made friends with Jean Arp, among others.

born 1893 in Zurich
died 1972 in Zurich
1910-1914 attendance of the graphic arts class at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich (Zurich School of Applied Arts)
1934 Foundation of the Groupe Suisse Abstraction et Surréalisme
1937 Foundation oft he group „die allianz“ together with Lohse
1940 Published the Almanac of New Art in Switzerland
1959-1960 Leuppi was a teacher for experimental design in the fashion class of the Kunstgewerbeschule Zurich.
Von 1963 From 1963 he gave up his studio at the Mühlebachstrasse in Zurich and moved to the nursing home Bombach, Zurich-Höngg.

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