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January 18, 1906|
|Died||January 27, 1980
|Notable work(s)||Abstract Faces (1945)|
Aeschbacher was born in Zurich.
Though originally trained as a printer, he taught himself to draw and paint. At the age of about 30 years old, he began to sculpt.
His early works were predominantly terra-cotta and plaster, but by 1945, he was sculpting almost exclusively with stone. His earlier sculptures were very abstract and geometrical, and also quite large in size. In the mid-1950s, Aeschbacher began using mostly volcanic rock as a medium, and his sculptures became more fluid and smaller. By the late 1950s, his sculptures again became angular and large, with pieces as large as 15 feet (4.6 m) tall.
Death and Legacy
Aeschbacher died in Zurich on January 27, 1980.
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