20th CenturyExpressionistFine ArtLandscapeSwiss

Fred Stauffer – Country Hamlet -Original Mixed Media

Fred Stauffer – Original Mixed Media on Paper – 1963

Country Road Leading to a Small Hamlet

Signed by the Artist lower right

Dedicated to “R. Sardi, 1963” in the center

Dimensions: 36 X 40

Condition: The sheet has smudging and light creases, primarily in the outer margins – not shown – can be matted to cover while still showing full edges of work.

Fred Stauffer


Also known as: Friedrich Arnold Stauffer

Fred (Friedrich) Stauffer was a prolific painter, graphic artist and designer of stained glass windows who specialized in landscapes, and especially images of his native region around Bern, Switzerland.

The son of a farmer and a school teacher, he grew up in the region around Bern, and in 1915 went to Germany to studay at the Munich Academy where his instructors included Franz von Stuck. During this period he also saw for the first time the work of Edvard Munch, who became a lasting influence on him. Considered part of the late expressionist movement in Switzerland, Stauffer is the author of many murals and stained glass windows in schools, public buildings and houses thorughout this country. His works can be found in many Swiss museums including the Kunstmuseum Bern, and the Kunsthaus Zurich.

Note: This work on paper is not framed. The in-situ image below imagines how it might look in a contemporary interior.