Leo Leuppi

The Swiss painter, graphic artist, sculptor Leo Leuppi was a representative of the Zurich School of Concrete Art. He is also known as the founder of the artists’ associations Groupe Suisse Abstraction et Surrealisme and Allianz. He is one of the most important pioneers of modern art in Switzerland. In his work, he undogmatically linked constructive style principles with surrealistic elements. Towards the end of the First World War he came into contact with the Zurich Dada movement and became friends with Jean Arp, among others.

born 1893 in Zurich
died 1972 in Zurich
1910-1914 attends the specialist class for graphic arts at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich
1934 Foundation of the Groupe Suisse Abstraction et Surréalisme
1937 Foundation of the group “die allianz” together with Lohse
1940 “Published the “Almanac of New Art in Switzerland”
From 1959 to 1960, Leuppi taught experimental design in the fashion class at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich.
From 1963 he gave up his studio on Mühlebachstrasse in Zurich and moved to the Bombach hospital in Zurich-Höngg.