Rolf Iseli
Swiss, born 1934
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art at artgenève 2018,
Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art
2015
Rolf Iseli - recent works,
Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art
2014
Galerie Carzaniga at Art Basel 2014,
Galerie Carzaniga

A leading exponent of the Tachisme movement in Switzerland, Rolf Iseli is one of the most famous Swiss artists of the second half of the 20th century. Influenced by Abstract Expressionism and his relationships with Sam Francis and Barnett Newman, Iseli devoted his early career to colorful, gestural paintings lacking any semblance of premeditation or structured approach. Discarding the purely abstract idiom later on, Iseli would create cast iron sculptures, etchings, lithographs, and prints that depicted earth, honeycombs, straw, and other natural forms evocative of figure and landscape.