Engelberg Trübsee – Switzerland, Herbert Matter
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Engelberg Trübsee – Switzerland

Artist: Herbert Matter
Year: 1935
Size: 74 x 47 cm / 29.1 x 18.5″

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Born in Switzerland in 1907, Herbert Matter studied in Paris, where he worked with Ozenfant and Cassandre. In 1932 he returned to Switzerland and designed a number of advertising posters for the Swiss national tourism office (Schweizerische Verkehrszentrale) between 1934 and 1936 which received international attention. His unique use of photomontage and typography was a precursor to the modern photographic poster. In 1935 Matter moved to New York, where he opened a photography studio, worked for clients such as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, taught at Yale University and acted as an advisor to the Guggenheim Museum.

Artist: Herbert Matter

Born 1907 in Engelberg, died 1984 in New York. Herbert Matter was trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva from 1923 to 1925 and at the Académie Moderne in Paris (by Léger) between 1928 and 1929.
In Paris, he worked with A.M. Cassandre on posters, with Le Corbusier (Jeanneret) on architecture and exhibition design, and with Deberny & Peignot as a photographer and typographer until 1932, the year h... more

Born 1907 in Engelberg, died 1984 in New York. Herbert Matter was trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva from 1923 to 1925 and at the Académie Moderne ...

in Paris (by Léger) between 1928 and 1929.
In Paris, he worked with A.M. Cassandre on posters, with Le Corbusier (Jeanneret) on architecture and exhibition design, and with Deberny & Peignot as a photographer and typographer until 1932, the year h... more
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