Fritz Zuber-Buhler (1822-1896, Swiss)

Fritz Zuber-Buhler (1822-1896, Swiss) began his interest in art through engraving, which he learned from his maternal grandfather. He moved to Paris when he was 16 and began studying at the École des Beaux-Arts . Afterwards, he traveled to Italy and might have studied in Berlin. He returned to Paris after travelling through Europe for five years. He had his first exhibition in Paris in 1850 and later in the United States, where he was quite successful.

Zuber-Buhler painted mythological and religious scenes as well as commissioned portraits, in addition to peasant children in rural scenes, using differing media such as oil, drawings, pastels and watercolors. His classical academic style is similar to Leon Brazile Perrault, another artist who used cats in his compositions. Both his commissioned portraits and his depictions of peasant children often times included cats and kittens, undoubtedly using their symbolism of the feminine.  

Zuber-Buhler died in Paris at 74. His works are still much sought after today.

 

The Granary Loft, Fritz Zuber-Buhler

The Granary Loft

 

 

 

The Granary Loft, Detail, Fritz Zuber-Buhler

The Granary Loft, Detail

 

 

 

Fritz Zuber-Buhler (1822-1896) - Girl with cats (detail)

Girl with cats (detail)

 

 

 

Little Girl Feeding her Cat, Fritz Zuber Buhler

Little Girl Feeding her Cat

 

 

 

Little Girl Feeding her Cat, Detail, Fritz Zuber Buhler

Little Girl Feeding her Cat, Detail

 

 

 

Mother and Child with Cat, Fritz Zuber-Buhler

Mother and Child with Cat

 

 

 

Mother and Child with Cat, Detail, Fritz Zuber-Buhler

Mother and Child with Cat, Detail

 

 

 

A Reclining Beauty With Her Cat Painting by Fritz Zuber-Buhler

A Reclining Beauty With Her Cat

 

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