corbaz aloïse

(1886 - 1964)

Aloïse Corbaz was born in 1886 in Lausanne, Switzerland, and lived in a Swiss psychiatric clinic until her death in 1964. There she began to write and draw – initially in silence on her own, later with the support of the staff and Jean Dubuffet, who exhibited her for the first time in an art context. The most famous of all art brut ladies worked mainly with coloured pencil and oil crayons on packing paper, which she sometimes sewed together to create her large-format works. This is how her extensive ouevre of colourful worlds emerged, in which seemingly love scenes, in which the woman is the centre of attention, are her main theme. Her works are in renowned collections such as the Collection de l’Art Brut, Switzerland, the Collection Eternod & Mermod, Switzerland, and the Collection abcd/Bruno Decharme, France. We are pleased to exhibit her for the first time in the gallery gugging.