Friedrich Dürrenmatt: the pictorial works

In his early student days, Friedrich Dürrenmatt was torn between painting and literature. In the end, he decided to become a writer.

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Self-portrait, 1982
Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Self-portrait, 1982
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Dürrenmatt continued to draw and paint throughout his life; but with the exception of a few caricatures and book illustrations, his pictorial oeuvre remained unknown for a long time.

The collection at the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel comprises around 1,000 individual images and a range of notebooks.

Last modification 31.01.2019

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