AESWON is proud to present Amalia de Schulthess (1918 – 2021) private collection!
World Famous Artist and Sculptor Studio Sale starts on 2/3/2022 – 4 day sale 2/3 to 2/6.
This collection of her personal works are her most cherished. Amalia de Schulthess grew up in Switzerland and studied at the State College Trogen, Appenzell Ausserrhoden and the Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich.
For most of her adult life, she created her art in California and New Mexico. In Taos, Amalia met Andrew Dasburg and she was instrumental in reviving the career of a great Modernist who had fallen into obscurity after the war.
Solo shows of Amalia’s work were held at the Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe (1956); the Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles (1956 and 1962); the Rose Rabow Gallery, San Francisco (1960); and the David Cole Gallery, San Francisco (1962). Successful exhibitions of her artwork were also organized at a number of European galleries. After the 1960s, Amalia fully turned her attention from painting to making sculpture. She took great care in the materials she used to create her sculptures, to the extent that she moved from California to Florence, Italy and swiftly chose a studio and foundry in Pietrasanta; Amalia shared this foundry with the renowned Henry Moore. She was based here for a decade in order to situate herself in proximity to the Carrara marble quarries, the favored source of stone for eminent sculptors through the centuries. She continued to sculpt in Los Angeles and Apple Valley, California all the way through her nineties, driven by her innate lifelong passion to create art. Amalia’s sculptures are very much part of the avant-garde Modernist discourse, depicted in her Canto d’Estate series and Bird series.
Amalia’s art has been displayed in many national and international museums, world-known galleries, as well as private art collectors’ collections.
Amalia was immersed in the leading artistic circles and was friends with many important artists very well, including Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee, Alberto Giacometti, Marino Marini, and François Stahly, to name a few.
Amalia de Schulthess passed away on May 28, 2021 in her home in Santa Monica, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy.
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Sale dates are to be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!