Art: Swiss Sunlight

For all its businesslike calm. Switzerland has produced a few passionate painters, and possibly two with an important place in art history. The first was the sophisticated fantasist Paul Klee, who died in 1946. His art had all the delicacy and sparkle of a Swiss watch. The second great Swiss painter may well be Max Gubler, 54, a sober, square-faced man with straggly grey hair and intense grey eyes. His art is sunny and nourishing as Swiss cheese. Last week the Zurich Art Museum was staging a retrospective show of 136 Gubler canvases dating all the way back to 1917.


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