Fondation Pierre Aubert


Pierre Aubert (1910 - 1987), Les Aiguilles de Baulmes, 1987, gravure sur bois de fil sur papier japon. Musée Jenisch Vevey, Fondation Pierre Aubert

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Created in 1997 in memory of the Vaudois engraver and painter Pierre Aubert (1910-1987), the Fondation Pierre Aubert Foundation a collection of more than a thousand prints. Deposited with the Cabinet cantonal des estampes in 1997, this rich collection entrusted to it by the artist’s heirs was the subject of the publication of the catalogue raisonné of the prints in 2007.


A leading figure in 20th century Swiss engraving, Pierre Aubert made woodcutting his favourite technique. This process, which he uses in black and white, gives his work great expressive power. Seeking to transcribe his own vision of the world through a very personal style, Aubert engraved, over the years, an impressive series of landscapes. These views of fir trees bear witness to his wonderment for the plant kingdom, as well as to his deep attachment to his native land, the Vallée de Joux.


As for the artist’s archives, they have been deposited at the Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne since 2014.


President: Philippe Kaenel
Curator: Ana Vulic