Max Hunziker – Chess Players

Two figures engrossed in a chess game with winged chess pieces (angels or fairies) on the board.

Max Hunziker

1901 Zürich – 1976 Zürich

The Swiss art historian Adolf Reinle described Max Hunziker as a “Christian Surrealist.” This Zurich born painter, graphic artist, and illustrator is perhaps best known internationally for his stained glass windows (including the three choir windows of the Johanneskirche in Bern).

Supported by the Winterthur philanthropist and art collector Georg Reinhard, Hunziker studied in Paris and southern France where he was influenced by Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse and Georges Rouault.

Hunziker’s works imbue simple objects with poetic and religious symbolism.

Dimensions: 51 X 65 cm

Handsigned “hunziker” and numbered 56/150

Dated 1973