Gottfried Honegger

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Gottfried Honegger (1995)

Gottfried Honegger (12 June 1917 – 17 January 2016) was a Swiss artist and graphic designer.[1] He was married to the Swiss illustrator Warja Lavater. He studied shop-window display at the Zurich Kunstgewerbeschule and taught there from 1948. His early work was commercial graphic design.[2]

From 1955 to 1958 he was art director at Geigy.[3] He lived in New York City between 1958 and 1960, and held his first exhibition there.[2] In 1961 he moved to Paris and concentrated on painting, which concentrated on exacting explorations of circles and squares,[4] and (from 1968), sculpture.[2]

Honegger also spent time in Dallas, Texas as the artist in residence at the University of Dallas.[4] Honegger died at his home in Zürich, Switzerland from a short-illness on 17 January 2016, aged 98.[5]


  1. ^ Abram Lerner; Linda Nochlin (1970). The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution. H. N. Abrams. ISBN 0810990113.
  2. ^ a b c Lemoine, Serge. "Honegger, Gottfried". Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  3. ^ Hollis, Richard (2006). Swiss Graphic Design: The origins and growth of an international style, 1920 - 1965. Yale University Press. p. 159. ISBN 0-300-10676-9.
  4. ^ a b Vogel, Donald (2000). Memories and images: the world of Donald Vogel and Valley House Gallery. University of North Texas Press. p. 180. ISBN 1-57441-117-9. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  5. ^ "Künstler Gottfried Honegger mit 98 Jahren gestorben" (in German). Retrieved 18 January 2016.