Franz Gertsch

Franz Gertsch was born in Morigen, Switzerland in 1930, and studied in Bern. He made his first large-scale photorealist works in the late 1960s, and showed them to rapt attention in the early 1970s. His large-scale woodcut work, which he began in the 1980s, is unique--he works in formats that push the limits of paper production, and has opened new dimensions for a traditional medium. Gertschis work is represented in museums around the world.