buchmann ida

(1911 - 2001)

Ida Buchmann was born in 1911 in Egliswil, Switzerland, and lived in the psychiatric clinic Königsfelden, Switzerland, from 1966 until her death in 2001. Memories of her family as well as illustrations of songs and poems placed amongst handwritten texts belong to the artist’s common portrayed contents. Buchmann worked with acrylic paint, oil crayon, Sharpie marker, and Indian Ink at breakneck speed, creating enormously large pictures. Her works are on display at the Collection de l’Art Brut, Switzerland, the LaM, France, and in the Charlotte Zander Museum, Germany, as well as other locations.