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Sworders

Signed and numbered 26/50 in pencil, titled in pencil verso, on thin off-white oriental laid paper, the sheet printed almost to edges

Sheet 28 x 31.5cm, framed

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In colorful prints, Lill Tschudi depicted the speed of modern life in Europe between the world wars, focusing on workers, athletes, and the new forms of transportation reshaping city life, such as the subway. The Swiss artist’s energetic, almost kaleidoscopic style resembled the dynamism of the Futurist artist Gino Severini, as well as the flat geometry of Fernand Léger, both of whom she studied with in the 1930s. Her adoption of the linocut printing technique stems from an early education at Britain’s Grosvenor School of Modern Art, a short-lived institution that promoted linocut printmaking as the ideal medium for the Machine Age. After serving with the Women’s Aid Service during World War II, Tschudi resumed her artistic practice, but began to work almost exclusively in a new gestural and abstract style.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
World War One & The Machine AgeOsborne Samuel
2017
The Modern Cut: Woodcuts & Linocuts since 1900Childs Gallery
2015
Sybil Andrews and Grosvenor SchoolOsborne Samuel
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Nudes, 1933

Linocut printed in colours
11 × 12 2/5 in
28 × 31.5 cm
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Sworders

Signed and numbered 26/50 in pencil, titled in pencil verso, on thin off-white oriental laid paper, …

Medium

In colorful prints, Lill Tschudi depicted the speed of modern life in Europe between the world wars, focusing on workers, athletes, and the new forms of transportation reshaping city life, such as the subway. The Swiss artist’s energetic, almost kaleidoscopic style resembled the dynamism of the Futurist artist Gino Severini, as well as the flat geometry of Fernand Léger, both of whom she studied with in the 1930s. Her adoption of the linocut printing technique stems from an early education at Britain’s Grosvenor School of Modern Art, a short-lived institution that promoted linocut printmaking as the ideal medium for the Machine Age. After serving with the Women’s Aid Service during World War II, Tschudi resumed her artistic practice, but began to work almost exclusively in a new gestural and abstract style.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Lill Tschudi
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