Unika Sabina Maler
Unika Sabina Maler was born in Thun in 1914. After school in Thun and La Chaux-de-Fonds, she worked first in a nursery and then as a trained children’s nurse. In 1936 Maler enrolled at the Gewerbeschule [vocational school] in Basel to study sculpture. During the Second World War, she worked in a children’s home in Habkern and set up a studio there. She regularly took part in the exhibitions held by the Verband Schweizer Malerinnen und Bildhauerinnen [Association of Swiss painters and sculptors]. In 1961 Maler moved to Champfèr in the Engadin valley, where she set up an arts and crafts shop. In 1989 she fell seriously ill and, after a stay in hospital, she went to recuperate in Krattigen, overlooking Lake Thun, where she died at the end of 1991.