A consummate artist and prolific painter, draughtsman and engraver, Gérard de Palézieux was born in Vevey in 1919. After studying in Florence he settled in Valais, leaving the region only occasionally to spend time in Morocco and Italy. Initially influenced by the stringency of Morandi, his art progressively opens up to embrace space, thanks to his deployment of watercolour and discovery of Chinese painting. A highly reclusive figure, Palézieux now forms the subject of a presentation featuring more than two hundred works on paper. It revolves around the three techniques he practised throughout his artistic career – printmaking, drawing and watercolour – and illustrates his favourite subjects of landscape and still life, accompanied by a selection of paintings. The retrospective also focuses on some extremely rare engravings collected by Palézieux, by artists including Piranesi, Canaletto, Goya, Manet, Degas, Bonnard and Picasso.