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Guitarist and Dancer – Drawing on a Napkin by Ernst Georg Heussler

1963 sketch in blue ink / watercolor executed on a thick napkin with annotation “Passiven Abend 1963 der Sektion Zurich der GSMBA / J.C. Mueller.”
“Passiven Abend” was the name given by the Zurich chapter of the Swiss Artist’s association (Gesellschaft Schweizerischer Maler und Bildhauer – GSMBA) to their annual evening party.

Signed lower right “E.G.H.

Dimensions: 23 x 23 cm

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.