Lill Tschudi

Switzerland, b.1911, d.2004

Fixing The Wires

  • 1932
  • Linocut
  • Presented by Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
  • 335 x 230mm
  • 94/196

Safety strapped in, beneath a taut musical score of wires, electric telegraph workers give their attention to the loose and trailing lines. Swiss artist Lill Tschudi made this striking three-colour linocut print in 1932 when she was just twenty and still a recent arrival in Paris. Tschudi decided to become a linocut artist after seeing the work of Austrian painter and printmaker Norbertine Bresslern-Roth. She then studied the technique from 1929 to 1930 in weekly classes with Claude Flight at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London. Flight selected Fixing the Wires to illustrate his influential textbook, The Art and Craft of Lino Cutting and Printing, published in 1934. Tschudi continued to exhibit in England and created over 355 linocut prints in the course of her career.

(Leaving for Work 2 October 2021 - 1 May 2022)

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