- 1976 Zürich)
Annotation and signature in the artist's hand in pencil as follows: an Herrn und Frau Fritz Gerber, XII. 1954, Gert und Max Hunziker.
(Gift to Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Gerber in 1954 from the artist and his wife).
A Shepherd stands with his hand shading his eyes, surveying the landscape for his sheep. Possibly a refernece to Christ as the good shepherd. Red and Green leaves fall against a briliant cobalt blue background.
Dimensions: 32.5 X 41 cm
The Swiss art historian Adolf
Reinle described Max Hunziker as a "Christian
Surrealist." This Zurich born painter,
graphic artist, and illustrator is perhaps best
known internationally for his stained glass
windows (including the three choir windows of
the Johanneskirche in Bern).
Supported by the Winterthur philanthropist and
art collector Georg Reinhard, Hunziker studied
in Paris and southern France where he was influenced
by Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse and Georges Rouault.
Hunziker's works imbue simple objects with poetic
and religious symbolism.
by Max Hunziker