Marguerite Saegesser. American Monotypes

Marguerite Saegesser. American Monotypes


Initially focusing on sculpture, Bern-born artist Marguerite Saegesser (1922 – 2011) took up printmaking in the late 1970s after relocating to the United States. She had close contacts in the San Francisco Bay Area art scene, including artists such as Sam Francis (1923 – 1994), but she has remained largely unknown in her native country until today. Monotype, a printmaking process that produces only one original at a time, became one of Saegesser’s central means of expression and is the focus of this first solo exhibition at a museum. Rendered in an expressive abstract style that takes its cue from American post-war art, Saegesser’s highly original compositions manifest a marked flair for colour.

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