Niklaus Stoecklin, ‘META’, 1941, Wright

Printed signature to lower left corner: [Niklaus Stoecklin Wassermann A.G. Basel]. This work is from the edition of an unknown size printed by Wassermann A.G., Basel.


Collection of Michael Maharam, New York

About Niklaus Stoecklin

An early exponent of the Neue Sachlichkeit (“New Objectivity”) movement, painter Niklaus Stoecklin explored the abilities of the figure, still life, and landscape to communicate emotional states. He often exaggerated the features of his subjects, using less precise brushwork and putting greater emphasis on gesture and/or expressive color. More recognized for his graphic art, Stoecklin was a prodigious creator of advertising graphics and book illustrations; as a professor at the Schule für Gestaltung (School of Design) in Basel, he trained a generation of Swiss graphic designers.

Swiss, 1896-1982, Basel, Switzerland, based in Munich, Germany