Bachmann, Otto

PAINTER, GRAPHICAL ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR (SWITZERLAND)
BORN 25 Mar 1915, Luzern - DIED 18 Feb 1996, Ascona, Ticino
REAL NAME Bachmann, Karl Otto
GRAVE LOCATION Ascona, Ticino: Cimitero Comunale, Via Losone

Otto Bachmann grew up in Luzern. He studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule of Max von Moos (1903-1979). He moved zo Zurich where he worked for the Althaus advertising agency until he gave up his job to become a freelance painter. In 1943 his "Faust" portfolio brought him recognition with the public. He often travelled in Europe and supported himself by working at travling circuses. This explains why harlequins and juggles found their way into his work.

Otto Bachmann was a good chess player and a very sociable person. In 1965 he married Angelika Gesemann. He received the Premio Cultura prize of the City of Ascona in 1995. He died there the next year.

Related persons
• admired Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique

Images

The grave of Otto Bachmann at the Cimitero Comunale in Ascona, Ticino.
Picture by Androom (16 Feb 2019)

 

Sources
Otto Bachmann (Künstler) – Wikipedia


Badin, Jules

Published: 18 Jan 2020
Last update: 23 Feb 2020