In the news section, we intend to publish information on activities related to the artistic work of Otto Wyler, to show additional works which have been found, documented and researched, before adding it to the general data base.
Due to travelling restrictions during WW II – Otto Wyler lived and worked often from a studio in Losone (Ticino) – the paintings which were created there can be viewed in a separate album (http://images.otto-wyler.ch/losone/). We were able to locate the place where he stayed and contacted the local historian Fausto Fornera to find out more about his stays in Losone.
Catalogue and renewed viewability
Today our catalogue has some 892 documented works of art by Otto Wyler and on a regular basis we are discovering more (see artworks).
If you own any works by Otto Wyler not yet included in the catalogue, please contact us: https://www.otto-wyler.ch/contact
As the Corona Virus has closed most Museums worldwide,
we have prepared / launched a virtual dynamic exhibition of Otto Wyler paintings, which in the future will show newly discovered & documented paintings.
Otto Wyler at the Franz Gertsch Museum
The Franz Gertsch Museum in Burgdorf ( Switzerland )
has programmed a large Otto Wyler exhibition ( 2021/22 )
curator : Mrs. Anna Schafroth
Stay With Me - Four Generations of a Family of Painters
The Kunsthaus Zofingen ( AG / Switzerland ) has programmed an exhibition titled : Stay With Me - Four Generations of a Family of Painters ( Spring 2021 )
Otto Wyler, Lotti Felner-Wyler, Tom Felner and Ann Felner.
curator : Ms. Claudia Waldner
Following a research project by Prof. Jacques Picard, a book titled ‘Jüdischer Kulturraum Aargau’ has been published in October 2020 (Hier + Jetzt Verlag Baden, ISBN 978-3-03919-508-4, 528 pages), focusing on the many contributions to and the integration of the Jews in the society of the Cantone of Aargau.
The book includes an article on Otto Wyler, by the historian and art historian Angela Bhend.
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Jewish Switzerland – 50 Objects Tell Their Stories
The Jewish Museum of Switzerland published a book on 50 objects – and the authors Caspar Battegay and Noami Lubrich choose the Yom Kippur at the St. Gallen synagogue as one of these stories, This painting is on permanent exhibition at the museum.
Do you have an Otto Wyler in your cellar
Since the publication of this article we were contacted by 65 persons and “rediscovered” more than 110 Otto Wyler paintings, some of them outstanding works, which will be documented and added to the website.
Picture of the month
A Newly Found Self-Portrait
The self-portrait shown is quite experimental – it is an oil painting in between two layers of transparent paper.
Otto Wyler in the USA 1921-1922
Searching the web, we have learned that during these years a Swiss Art collection which included an important painting by Otto Wyler, was shown at many museums (The Brooklyn Institute of Art and Science, the Art Institute of Chicago, the City Art Museum in St. Louis, the at the Pennsylvania Academy and probably some more places).
Catalogue (PDF 8.2MB) | Bulletin (PDF 1.8MB) | Article (PDF 3.3MB)
Otto Wyler at the Tel Aviv Museum
After restauration of this large painting by Mrs. Maya Dressner – Dr. Doron J. Lurie ( Senior Curator and Chief Conservator ) requested that the painting would be exhibited at the museum. As shown in the picture – the painting is exposed in between the Old Masters – next to the Duchess of Cleveland 1665 by Sir Peter Lely, creating a conversation / dialogue between the two ladies.
Exhibition at the Ein Harod Museum
On Jan. 18th. 2013 was the opening date of the, where 40 works were shown. Most of these works were on loan from private owners from Switzerland, Holland and Israel. For the exhibition a special three lingual catalogue was published, not only showing all works but also with articles regarding the work by Otto Wyler.