GOTTHARD SCHUH: POETRY AND PHOTOGRAPHY

"image from Gotthard Schuh exhibition"

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Gotthard Schuh (Berlin, Germany 1897-Küsnacht, Switzerland 1969) was one of the most influential artists of his time. Starting his career as a very promising painter, in 1930 he decided to dedicate himself to photography. Fundacion Mapfre presents for the first time in Spain his artwork as a photographer in a major retrospective which includes more than 90 of his photos and some more twenty images by his colleague photographers Robert Frank, René Groebli, Jakob Tuggener and Werner Bischof.

Schuh worked as a press photographer in a time when photojournalism was a blooming field but soon he combined his reporter activities with a more poetic photography that would make him one of the leading photographers of the 20th century.

At the end of his artistic career Gotthard Schuh decided to go back to painting again.

The exhibition will be on display until February 19.

Rocio Troncoso

More information: Fundación Mapfre (in Spanish).

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