Lill Tschudi (2nd September 1911 – 19th September 2004) was a Swiss artist, printmaker and illustrator. 

She was a student of Claude Flight at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art. She was also studying at the Académie André Lhote, at the Académie Ranson with the teacher Gino Severini and at the Académie Moderne in Paris with the teacher Fernand Léger.   

Lill made over 450 linocuts, 500 watercolour paintings and over 200 oil paintings. Her artwork were on exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the British Museum in London, the Graphische Sammlung of the ETH Zurich and various museums in Anglosaxon countries.

Especially her Linolcuts from the mid 30s like the «Tour de Suisse» gained massive popularity by showing the complexity and beauty of her art.

Despite being one of  the only female artists of her genre and coming from a small village «Schwanden», a mountainous region in eastern Switzerland, she was a central part of the Grosvenor School of Modern Art.

Lill was featured extensively in «Machine Age: Rhythms of Modern Life, 1914-1939», which was held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2008.

Lill’s work is in numerous prominent museum collections, incluidung the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, AU; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, AU; British Museum, UK; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, CH; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Kunsthaus Glarus, CH; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Minnesota Institute of Art, MN; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Museum of New Zealand, NZ, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, AU; Rhode Island School of Design, RI and the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK.

 


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