Louis Soutter
Swiss, 1871-1942
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Exhibitions
2018
Faessler & Ochsner at artgenève 2018,
Faessler & Ochsner
Simon Studer Art at artgenève 2018,
Simon Studer Art

Louis Soutter is best known for his thickly worked fingerpaintings of illusory and arcane figures. Now recognized as an early forger of the Art Brut movement, Soutter was largely unappreciated during his lifetime, creating his most esteemed works while spending the final years of his life in a mental institution. His expressive and bold figures—most typically in the form of black silhouettes—are simply rendered but convey an anguish and primal intensity. Largely cut off from his artistic contemporaries, Soutter’s work is distinctively modernist: pure expressions of emotions, dreams, and human experience.

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