Fred Deux, Mort et doux (détail), juin 1974
Crayon de graphite, crayon gris aquarellé et laque sur papier Sirius 220, 595 x 420 mm
Musée Jenisch Vevey – Collection de la Ville de Vevey


Thursday 19 February at 6.30 p.m.

Fred Deux. The World Inside
20 February to 24 May 2015

Born at Boulogne-Billancourt in 1924, the writer and illustrator
Fred Deux spans the history and art of the 20th century. A selftaught
artist, he discovers painting in 1948 quite by chance when
leafing through the catalogue of an exhibition by Paul Klee, and
embarks on his own personal quest. His very first “spots” on paper
distil the essence of his work. The author of La Gana (1958) and
a close associate of the Surrealist movement before parting company
with its proponents, he views himself as drawing’s appointed
agent. He waits – and waits – for it to appear to him and dictate
the form in which his private obsessions are to be expressed. In
the latest of its explorations of Swiss drawing in its many and varied
forms, the Musée Jenisch is delighted to present this ensemble –
the only one of its kind in Switzerland.