Lot #3

Rudolf Stüssi
Andrea F.

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1982 lower right; signed and titled on the reverse; sold with a copy of the publication “Rudolf Stüssi” (Paul Duval, Benteli Verlags AG, Wabrn-Bern, Switzerland, 1999; inscribed “For Paul, A true inspiration for any artist and a great friend, Rudolf Stussi, Jan. 2005” on the title page)
40 x 30 ins ( 101.6 x 76.2 cms )

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Price Realized: $383.50
Provenance:
Collection of Paul Duval, Toronto
Literature:
Paul Duval, “Rudolf Stüssi”, Benteli Verlags AG, Wabrn-Bern, Switzerland, 1999, page 13-14, reproduced page 121 (no. 100)
As Paul Duval shares,“Rudolf Stüssi, like his Swiss compatriots, Paul Klee, Alberto Giacometti and Théophile Steinlen, is truly an artist of the world.

Now a resident of Canada, Stüssi has transferred his talent easily from his birthland to Germany, the Caribbean, Africa, England and Mexico, taking from each country themes for his personal creative needs.

It was not until 1975, at the age of twenty-eight, that Stüssi finally decided to become a full-time painter. He enrolled at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, where he studied drawing and painting for the next four years. Rudolf’s primary influence there came from Eric Freifeld, a brilliant draughtsman and watercolourist, who had a special influence upon the younger artist’s early themes and style.”

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Rudolf Stüssi
(1947)

Rudolf Stüssi was born in 1947 in Zurich, Switzerland, lived there and in the United States before studying English literature and journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa. After a year as designer in London’s fringe theatre, he completed Fine Arts at Toronto’s Ontario College of Art, including two years with its off-campus programme in Florence,Italy enrolled at the Accademia di Belle Artit. Subsequently he took courses at Mexico’s Instituto Allende and St. Martin’s School of Art in London.

After spending a year painting on a grant in Europe, he returned to Toronto in 1987 to assume the presidency of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. In 1990 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.

In 1989 Stüssi was the artist-in-residence at Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic, and in 1991 at the McMichael Canadian Collection in Kleinburg. Since 1978 he has had major shows in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, England, Italy, the United States and the Domincan Republic. His work has won many awards, been featured in the media of four countries, and hangs in collections on two continents.