Julius Vögtli in the Süddeutschen Zeitung
The Pashmin Art Gallery in Bad Tölz presents a “Swiss pioneer of Impressionism”: Julius Voegtli (1879-1944). Voegtli, who had originally learned decorative painting, studied at the turn of the century at the Munich Academy under the landscape and genre painter Karl Raupp. Soon, however, he turned to a new style that incorporated elements of modern art movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, and Expressionism. Among the graduates of the Academy at his time were Wassily Kandinsky, Giorgio de Chirico, Paul Klee, and Franz Marc. Despite his considerable creative output, Voegtl made his living primarily as a decorative painter.
Pashmin Art Gallery has dedicated a 540-page book to the artist, which has been published in three languages – German, English and Chinese – and will be presented at the vernissage on Saturday, November 12. The opening speeches will be given by art historian Peter Schütt and curator Davood Khazaie. Hans Voegtli, the artist’s grandson, invites the viewers to the book signing.