20th CenturyChalet StyleFine ArtFolk ArtGouacheSwiss

Kurt Wirth – Alpfahrt Beim Rossfall

Alpfahrt beim Rossfall

This amusing gouache by Kurt Wirth shows an alpine farmer’s festival at the Rosengarten fairgrounds in Bern.

Work on Paper.  1953

Dimensions: 21 X 27 cm

Kurt Wirth

Bern 1917 - 1996

Well-listed artist Swiss Kurt Wirth was a painter, collagist and illustrator. He taught at the School of Art of Bern. He also collaborated with choreographers, and designed posters, coins (including one to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Albert Einstein’s birth) and stamps. Kurt Wirth’s poster designs are included in the Collection of Carnegie Mellon University. Wirth’s bio appears in the Biographical Lexicon of Swiss Art among other art directories.