Research projects

Catalogue raisonné «Cuno Amiet. Die Gemälde 1883–1919»
and
digital catalogue raisonné «Cuno Amiet. Die Gemälde 1883–1961»


Led by
Franz Müller
Authors
Franz Müller, Viola Radlach, Larissa Ullmann
Duration
2007–2014
Series
Catalogues Raisonnés of Swiss Artists, volume 28

Description

Cataloguing the early works of Cuno Amiet (1868–1961) filled an urgent gap, for although his creativity as an innovative force in early modernist art was beyond dispute and constantly restated, scholars had still not conducted a systematic exploration of his œuvre.

Building on preparatory work by Prof. George Mauner († 2004), approximately 1,100 paintings dating between 1883 and 1919 were honoured in scholarly commentaries and supplemented by details of provenance and lists of secondary literature and exhibitions. Although many paintings of great quality were done between 1920 and 1961, Amiet produced his innovative works of greatest significance to art history during his early period. 1919 was selected as the cut-off point so as to include the sketches, studies and options generated in connection with his large-scale commission to paint the loggia at Kunsthaus Zurich. The catalogue raisonné also contains a complete reproduction of the lists of works kept by Cuno Amiet in his own handwriting.

The paintings from 1920 to 1961 are accessible free of charge to all users in an uncommented, illustrated online catalogue.

The printed catalogue raisonné with over 1,600 illustrations, most of them in colour, was published in two volumes by Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich.

The Annual Report 2014 includes a focal article on the project

AK, Band 73, Heft 3/2016

Cuno Amiet, Self-Portrait, 1883, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 32.5 cm, private collection, © M.+D. Thalmann, Herzogenbuchsee, photo: SIK-ISEA, Zurich (Jean-Pierre Kuhn)

Cuno Amiet, Self-Portrait, 1895, oil on canvas, 38 x 46 cm (picture); 56 x 64 cm (with frame), Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, © M.+D. Thalmann, Herzogenbuchsee, photo: Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur

Jean Lacroix, The Miller family with friends, on the steps from left: Oscar and Else Miller-Sieber, Werner Miller, Nina von Albertini, below: Albert Trachsel, Ferdinand Hodler, Milly Miller, Cuno Amiet, Ossi Miller, Josef Victor Widmann, Hanni Miller, Biberist, c. 1898, SIK-ISEA, Zurich

Cuno Amiet, Self-Portrait with Wife, 1899, tempera on canvas, 76 x 52 cm, Collezione Città di Lugano, © M.+D. Thalmann, Herzogenbuchsee, photo: SIK-ISEA, Zurich (Lutz Hartmann)

Cuno Amiet, Studio in Autumn, 1906, oil on board, 81 x 108 cm, private collection, © M.+D. Thalmann, Herzogenbuchsee, photo: SIK-ISEA, Zurich (Jean-Pierre Kuhn)

Cuno Amiet, Winter Landscape, 1908, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 54.5 cm, private collection, © M.+D. Thalmann, Herzogenbuchsee, photo: SIK-ISEA, Zurich (Lutz Hartmann)

Cuno Amiet, In the Garden, 1911, oil on canvas, 98 x 91cm, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Sturzenegger-Stiftung , © M.+D. Thalmann, Herzogenbuchsee, photo: SIK-ISEA, Zurich (Philipp Hitz)

Albert Käser, Cuno Amiet in his studio with two sketches for «Art», c. 1913, Fonds C. A

Cuno Amiet, Spring Landscape, 1919, oil on canvas, 59 x 72.5 cm, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Dübi-Müller-Stiftung, © M.+D. Thalmann, Herzogenbuchsee, photo: SIK-ISEA, Zurich (Philipp Hitz)

Catalogue raisonné «Cuno Amiet. Die Gemälde 1883–1919», volume 1

Catalogue raisonné «Cuno Amiet. Die Gemälde 1883–1919», volume 2

The project was supported by:


Print and online version

  • Joint heirs to the estate of Cuno Amiet: Margrit Thalmann and Daniel Thalmann
  • Juerg Albrecht, Dr., Zurich
  • Monique Barbier-Mueller, Geneva
  • Christa and Rudi Bindella, Zurich
  • Christoph Blocher, Dr., Herrliberg
  • E. Fritz und Yvonne Hoffmann-Stiftung, St. Gallen
  • Florindon Foundation, Zurich
  • Goethe-Stiftung für Kunst und Wissenschaft, Zurich
  • Hans Imholz-Stiftung, Zollikon
  • Anne Keller Dubach, Zurich
  • Koller Auktionen AG, Zurich
  • Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Zug
  • Lotteriefonds Kanton Solothurn
  • Maus Frères SA, Geneva
  • Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS), Bern
  • Swiss National Science Foundation, Bern
  • Irene M. Staehelin, Bischofszell
  • Edwin Strasser , Dr., Bottighofen
  • Christian G. Alder-Marugg, Dr., Aarau
  • Allianz Suisse, Zurich
  • AMZ Architekten AG, Zurich
  • Werner Bähler, Dr., Steffisburg
  • Claus Bally, Dr., Conches
  • Bättig Treuhand AG, Lucerne
  • Annette Bauer Hahn, Zurich
  • Marianne Baviera, Zurich
  • Hans-Rudolf Bener, Dr., Chur
  • Angelina Birchler Pedross, Dr., Zurich
  • Blattmann + Co. AG, Pfäffikon, SZ
  • Ulrich Borsari, Zollikerberg
  • Hans-Paul Bosshardt, Dr., Wädenswil
  • Janet and Robert Briner, Conches
  • Thomas Buomberger, Dr., Winterthur
  • Jacqueline Burckhardt, Dr., Zurich
  • Jean-Baptiste de Weck, Dr., Pierrafortscha
  • Peter Diebold, Dr., Herznach
  • Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG, Bern
  • Bettina Dübi, Dr., Solothurn
  • Catherine Duret, Geneva
  • Erica Stiftung, Schindellegi
  • Ernst Boehlen Familienstiftung, Bern
  • Marie-Helene Falck, Zurich
  • Silvan Faessler Fine Art, Zug
  • Feldmann Treuhand, Zurich
  • Thomas Feller, Bern
  • Galerie Kornfeld, Bern
  • Galerie Orlando GmbH, Zurich
  • Galerie Widmer Auktionen AG, St. Gallen
  • Giacomo Gass Versicherungen, Zurich
  • Roland Gisler, Prof. Dr., Binningen
  • Lucius Grisebach, Dr., Rüschlikon
  • Niki Gugelmann, Zurich
  • Urs Haefliger, Küsnacht, ZH
  • Guido Hager, Zurich
  • Bernhard Hahnloser-Sarpakis, Zurich
  • Handels AG, St. Gallen
  • Alex Häusler †, Zug
  • Hedy Hasler †, Rorschach
  • Heirs to the estate of Ernst Heller, Eglisau
  • Peter Heuberger, Oberramsern
  • Thomas Hopf, Bern
  • Jeanine Hostettler, Küsnacht, ZH
  • Dieter Hug, Dr., Zurich
  • Erich Hunziker, Dr., Wilen bei Wollerau
  • Gertrud Hunziker-Sieber , Zurich
  • Kornelia Imesch Oechslin, Prof. Dr., La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Irene Irminger, Zollikon
  • J + P Fine Art, Zurich
  • Josephine Jenny-Tarter, Ziegelbrücke
  • Dominik Keller, Zollikon
  • René Kobler, Arbon
  • Peter Krauchthaler, Bern
  • Stefan Landau, Zurich
  • James P. Licini, Nürensdorf
  • Thomas Limburg-Bondy, Zollikon
  • Mahari-Stiftung, Laufen
  • Hans Ulrich Morat, Luzern
  • Elisabeth and Nicolas Oltramare-Schreiber, Zurich
  • Ursula and Edwin Peters, Kilchberg, ZH
  • Carl Pfaff, Prof. Dr., Muntelier
  • Claudia and Claude Reinhardt, Erlenbach, ZH
  • Reto Scartazzini, Dr., Solothurn
  • Dietrich Schindler, Prof. Dr., Zollikon
  • Margrit and Peter Schoepflin-Suppiger, Hergiswil
  • Katja Schwob, Geneva
  • Kurt Siehr, Prof. Dr., Hamburg
  • Cornelio Sommaruga, Dr., Geneva
  • Monique and Peter Sommer, Basel
  • Sotheby’s AG, Zurich
  • Peter C. Spleiss, Zurich
  • Peter Steiner Holding AG, Zurich
  • David Streiff, Dr., Aathal-Seegräben
  • Beat Stüber, Dr., Küsnacht, ZH
  • Paul von Arx, Hinteregg
  • Laura von Mandach, Muri bei Bern
  • Charlotte von Quast-Kummer, Erlenbach, ZH
  • Katharina von Salis, Dr., Silvaplana
  • Alex von Schulthess, Dr., Küsnacht, ZH
  • Walter B. Kielholz Foundation, Zurich
  • Martha und David von Wyss-Ruffenacht, Dr., Richterswil
  • Melchior Weber, Zurich
  • Tristan Weddigen, Prof. Dr., Zurich
  • Marianne and Thomas Wellauer, Dr., Erlenbach, ZH
  • Sven Widgren, Dr., Cologny
  • Willi Wullschleger, Taegerwilen
  • Heidi and Martin Zollinger, Dr., Zurich
  • and other private benefactors who wish to remain anonymous