Gabicce-Mare Port Scene by Ernst Georg Heussler

Striking port scene by Swiss artist Ernst Georg Heussler.  Ink wash and mixed media on paper of fishing boats in the Italian city of Gabbice Mare on the Adriatic coast.
Dimensions: 33 x 42 cm
Signed E.G.H. and dated [19]58.

Ernst Georg Heussler
1903 Basel – 1982 Zurich

The versatile Swiss artist Ernst Georg Heussler worked in many media – engravings and woodcuts, oil and watercolor, and large scale murals including in Tel-Aviv and in Basel. He was married to the artist Hey Heussler.

Studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Applied Arts) in Basel from 1917 to 1920 and later at the  Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris (1932).
The artist traveled widely in Italy, Southern France, Spain and England, and later in Morocco and Algeria.   He was in military service forfrom 1940 to 1945.