Johann Martin Usteri – Swiss Poet, Writer and Painter of the Romantic Period

Johann Martin Usteri
(Zurich 1763 - 1827 Rapperswil)

Johann Martin Usteri

JOHANN MARTIN USTERI was a famous Swiss poet and painter and the author of the words to the well known song “Freut euch des Lebens” – Life let us Cherish.
He was one of the earliest Swiss poets to write in his local dialect instead of high German. This rare print comes from the estate of the well known Swiss collector Kaspar Christen.