Hans Aeschbacher

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Hans Aeschbacher
Born (1906-01-18)January 18, 1906
Zurich, Switzerland
Died January 27, 1980(1980-01-27) (aged 74)
Zurich, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Known for Sculpture
Notable work Abstract Faces (1945)
Grosse Figur I (1961)

Hans Aeschbacher (January 18, 1906 – January 27, 1980) was a Swiss abstract sculptor.[1]

Personal life[edit]

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.[1]

His work Explorer I is located at the Zurich Airport.[1]

Death and legacy[edit]

Aeschbacher died in Zurich on January 27, 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Aeschbacher, Hans". Encyclopædia Britannica. Volume 1 (15th ed.). Chicago, Illinois: Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8.