Joseph Edward Duvanel

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Joseph Edward Duvanel (born February 21, 1941 in Pratteln , † December 20, 1986 in Basel ) was a Swiss painter and draftsman .

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Duvanel studied from 1957 to 1958 at the Basel School of Applied Arts . There he was a student of Martin Alfred Christ. He then attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Geneva and from 1967 to 1974 the Paris Académie de la Grande Chaumière . From 1959 he worked as a painter and draftsman. Among other things, he created nudes, still lifes, landscapes and figure pictures. He often chose the subjects for his pictures from the area of ​​fairy tales and legends, circus and puppet theater. In addition to various galleries, he exhibited in 1962 in the Museum of Fine Arts in Neuchâtel , whose collection includes works by him. Duvanel also worked as a pianist, graphic artist and illustrator. He was married to Adelheid Duvanel from 1962 to 1981 and was friends with the painter Ferenc Jánossy. In 1986 he died by suicide .

Duvanel was a member of the Farnsburg group .


  • Swiss Institute for Art Research (Ed.): Biographical Lexicon of Swiss Art . Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich 1998, p.?.
  • Thierry Greub: Duvanel, Joseph Edward . In: General Artist Lexicon . The visual artists of all times and peoples (AKL). Volume 31, Saur, Munich a. a. 2001, ISBN 3-598-22771-X , p. 311.
  • Swiss Institute for Art Research (Ed.): Directory of artists in Switzerland. 1980-1990 . Huber, Frauenfeld 1991, p.
  • Swiss Institute for Art Research (Ed.): Lexicon of contemporary Swiss artists . Huber, Frauenfeld 1981, p.?.

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