Jean Buenter – Composition in Red and Black with Faces

Jean (Johann) Joseph Bünter

1923 Zürich – 1986 Zumikon

Original Woodblock Print

Dated 1957 – Annotated “Epreuve D’Artiste” (Artist’s Proof).

Signed in Pencil by the artist

Condition: The tips of the outer edges of the sheet have yellowed tape marks (see second image below) and there is some age toning and creasing of sheet.

Dimensions: 16 X 44 cm

Jean Joseph Bünter
1923 Zürich - 1986 Zumikon

Also known as: Johann Joseph Bünter

The Zurich born artist Jean Buenter studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1948-49) where he came to know Fernand Leger, Othon Friesz and Ossip Zadkine. During those years, was also in close contact with the German expressionist Erich Heckel, whose influence on Buenter is clearly evident in these woodblock prints.

Buenter worked in an astonishingly broad variety of media - oil and tempera painting, fresco, woodcuts, engravings, lithography and brush painting.