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Serge Brignoni

Serge Brignoni was born in 1903 in San Simone di Vacallo (Ticino) and moved to Bern in 1907. From 1919, he studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule [School of Arts and Crafts] in Bern where he attended the painting school of Victor Surbek and Marguerite Frey-Surbek. Between 1922 and 1923 he attended the Hochschule für bildende Künstler [Academy of Fine Artists] in Berlin. He then went to Paris to study at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, where André Lhote taught painting. In 1924 he spent the summer with Max von Mühlenen in Provence. Back in Paris, he worked for Lothe and rented his first studio in the winter of 1925/1926. He started to exhibit his works regularly in solo and group exhibitions in 1926. Between 1933 and 1934 he spent a considerable amount of time in Spain. In 1940 he had to leave France because of the Second World War and returned to Bern. He took part in the Gruppe 33 [Group 33] collective. After the war, he resumed contact with Paris. Torn between France and Switzerland, he ultimately opted for Bern. From 1954 he taught for two years at the Kunstgewerbeschule [School of Applied Arts] in Zurich. He died in Zollikofen in 2002.

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Serge Brignoni

Serge Brignoni was born in 1903 in San Simone di Vacallo (Ticino) and moved to Bern in 1907. From 1919, he studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule [School of Arts and Crafts] in Bern where he attended the painting school of Victor Surbek and Marguerite Frey-Surbek. Between 1922 and 1923 he attended the Hochschule für bildende Künstler [Academy of Fine Artists] in Berlin. He then went to Paris to study at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, where André Lhote taught painting. In 1924 he spent the summer with Max von Mühlenen in Provence. Back in Paris, he worked for Lothe and rented his first studio in the winter of 1925/1926. He started to exhibit his works regularly in solo and group exhibitions in 1926. Between 1933 and 1934 he spent a considerable amount of time in Spain. In 1940 he had to leave France because of the Second World War and returned to Bern. He took part in the Gruppe 33 [Group 33] collective. After the war, he resumed contact with Paris. Torn between France and Switzerland, he ultimately opted for Bern. From 1954 he taught for two years at the Kunstgewerbeschule [School of Applied Arts] in Zurich. He died in Zollikofen in 2002.

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