Julius Bissier

/Works and biography


H 20 August 1962 S (H.20.8.62 S)
August 20, 1962
Egg and oil tempera on primed cotton canvas, 17.3 x 22.5 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012
© Julius Bissier, by SIAE 2012


In 1953, Bissier, the German painter and draughtsman, began to paint compositions in egg-and-oil tempera, which he called ‘miniatures’. They are populated by entities which though abstract seem to allude to man-made objects and forms from nature. Like still-lifes they are infused with symbolic undercurrents.

credits: Hangar Design Group