Adolf Wolfli | the artist




The artist Adolf Wolfli
Born 1864, Bern, Switzerland.
Died 1930 Waldau.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Writing,


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À partir de 1895, Adolf Wölfli est définitivement interné à l’hôpital psychiatrique de la Waldau, à Berne en Suisse. C’est là qu’il va élaborer une oeuvre colossale…
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Adolf Wölfli, a former farmhand and laborer, produced a monumental, 25,000-page illustrated narrative in Waldau, a mental asylum near Bern, Switzerland…
General View of the Island Neveranger
Many works online
The work of Adolf Wölfli was introduced to the public in 1921, in Ein Geisteskranker als Kunstler (A Mentally III Person as Artist), a monograph by psychiatrist Walter Morgenthaler. It was not until 1972, however, at Documenta 5, that Wölfli’s work reached the contemporary art world…


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