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Max Hunziker – Return of the Prodigal Son

Max Hunziker

(1901 Zürich – 1976 Zürich)


Original lithograph
Signed Max Hunziker in pencil lower right. Signed M.H. in the plate and dated 1952.

This is an illustration from a german edition of Andre Gide’s version of the story of the return of the prodigal son which was illustrated by Hunziker.  “Die Heimkehr des Verlorenen Sohnes” 1953

Wonderful home sweet home image of a hand holding a red house with it’s welcoming door open, and a pair of shoes comfortably set in front.

Dimensions: 25 X 33 cm

Max Hunziker

1901 Zürich – 1976 Zürich

The Swiss art historian Adolf Reinle described Max Hunziker as a “Christian Surrealist.” This Zurich born painter, graphic artist, and illustrator is perhaps best known internationally for his stained glass windows (including the three choir windows of the Johanneskirche in Bern).

Supported by the Winterthur philanthropist and art collector Georg Reinhard, Hunziker studied in Paris and southern France where he was influenced by Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse and Georges Rouault.

Hunziker’s works imbue simple objects with poetic and religious symbolism.