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Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513 345 8400


Artist Details


Printmaker and painter Franz Gertsch was born in 1930 in Mörigen, Switzerland. From 1947-50 he studied at Max von Mühlenen's Painting School in Bern, Switzerland. He has been the subject of various solo exhibitions, including at Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland (2003); Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany; Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria (both 2006); Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Germany (2011); and Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrücken, Germany (2015). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Printed Art. A View of Two Decades, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (1980); Holzschnitte und Malerei auf Papier, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan (1995); Hyperréalisme USA 1965-75, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (2003); Europop, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland (2008); and CAUboys. Kunst und Universität, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany (2015). Gertsch died in 2022 in Riggisberg, Switzerland.

Bio updated as of 2023.

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