BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT WEHRLIN
Birth on the 8th of March in Winterthur, Switzerland.
Primary and secondary studies.
Death of his father.
Law studies in Germany. Wehrlin begins painting.
Meeting in Davos with Ernt Ludwig Kirchner
Wehrlin begins painting full time. He moves to Paris, where he becomes
a pupil of André Lhote.
The workshop in rue Vercingétorix, Montparnasse. He strikes
up friendship with Jacques Villon.
He meets his future wife, Germaine Dupuis.
Exhibits for the first time at the Salon d’Automne
Made member of the Kunstlergruppe in Winterthur.
Workshop in Montrouge.
First major exhibition at the Winterthur Kunstmuseum.
Made member of the Jeune Gravure Contemporaine, where he would exhibit
every year till the end of his life.
Moves to Antony where he marries Germaine Dupuis, their witnesses
being the sculptor Germaine Richier and the painter Maurice-Georges
Duration of the war spent in Antony.
The city of Paris order a series of portraits of musicians (including
Arthur Honegger and Florent Schmitt) to illustrate a series of concert
Becomes a corporate member of the Salon d’Automne.
Exhibits at “Paris et ses peintres” at the Charpentier
gallery in Paris.
Along with Antony, he rents a workshop in Winterthur.
Illustrates the Maternelle de Léon Frapié with over
A series of six lithographs entitled “Les fenêtres de
Paris” illustrate a text written by Jean and Jérôme
Completes his first decoration project for a Coop shop in Wintherthur.
Lienhard, Schoellhorn, Zender and Wehrlin exhibition at the Berne
Exclusive exhibition at the Chichard Haller gallery in Zurich.
Exclusive exhibition at Orell Füssli in Zurich.
Arrival of Jacques in
Sgraffito entitled “Le baptême du Christ” for the
church in Kollbrunn, ZH.
Death of his mother.
Exhibition of Walter Linck’s suspended attractions and Wehrlin’s
works at Winterthur museum.
de la fortune sgraffito for a school in Wülflingen,
Stained glass and concrete windows for the "Eglise
réformée française" of Winterthur
Exclusive exhibition at the Schaffhausen museum.
Participates in the “Tapisseries 1958” exhibition at the
Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris.
de Jakob sgraffito for the parish of Veltheim in Winterthur.
Exhibition at the Im Weissen Haus gallery in Winterthur.
“Transformation” mural decoration for the Maison de la
propriété intellectuelle in Berne.
Illustration of the Folie d’Holderlin poems for the Arcade Presse
Death of Robert Wehrlin on the 29th of February in Wintherthur.
Overall review at the Winterthur museum.
Heinrich Bruppacher finishes three stained glass window projects in
- for the Nordheim crematorium
- for the church in Bachs, ZH
- for the hospital in Munsterlingen, TG
Review of the graphic works at the Orell Füssli museum in Zurich
Review at the Warsaw museum orange-grove and the Institute of France
Exhibition of etchings at the Winterthur ABC museum.
Exhibition of etchings at the Millioud gallery in Houston, USA.
Review at the Weinfelden town hall organised by the Thurgovian Arts
The “Winterthur Insurance” group use 12 of Wehrlin’s
works to illustrate their calendar for the year.
Exhibition of child portraits at the Im Weissen Haus gallery in Winterthur.
Participation in the “Les Peintres de Paris” exhibition
at the Wolfsberg Kunstsalon in Zurich
Exhibition of etchings and drawings in Fraenfeld, TG.
Publication of a monograph on the artist by Rudolf Koella, curator
of the Winterthur museum, for the Ides
et Calendes publications.
Review at the Winterthur museum.
Detailed review at the Amis des Arts gallery in Neuchatel, (CH/NE)
Tribute from the Salon des Arts in Palaiseau (F91).
Tribute from the Maison des Arts in Antony.
Participation in the “Tribute to the Winterthur Künstergruppe
at the RW Fine Arts gallery in Winterthur.
8th of March, 2003 – 15th of August, 2003
Centenary exhibition at the History Museum in Bischofszell (CH/TG)
Participation in the two yearly exhibition in Antony (F92).
November 2003 – 29th of February 2004
“Autour de l’Art Sacré” exhibition at the
December, 2003 – February, 2004
Exhibition at the Swiss embassy in Paris.
October 2011 - December 2011
Participation to the 10th. anniversary of the museum "La Piscine" in Roubaix France
October - November 2012
Drawing exhibition "The truth of the line, aspect of a donation"
at the Mont de Piété Museum in Bergues (F59)
October 2012 - January 2013
Chagall / Wehrlin exhibition at the "La Piscine" museum in Roubaix (F59)
July 2013 - October 2013
Participation to the exhibition "Art to the test of the world"
Curated by Jean-Jacques Aillagon
Dépoland of Dunkirk (59)
September 2014 - January 2015
Exhibition for the 50th anniversary of the artist's death
at the Galerie Im Rathausdurchgang in Winterthur (CH / ZH)
January 2015 - August 2015
Participation to the exhibition "Des Himmel brenntJ am Horizont" Swiss German artists during the 2nd world war
Ittingen - Kartause Kunstmuseum Thurgau (CH / TG)
September 2018 - October 2018
Exhibition "Robert Wehrlin" at the Orangery of the Caillebotte Property in Yerres (F91)
November 2018 - February 2019
Participation to the exhibition "Political drawing, poetic drawing" Musée Jenisch in Vevey (CH / VD)
Septembre 2019 - Avril 2020
Participation to the exhibition "Konstellation 10" on the theme of the nude
Ittingen - Kartause Kunstmuseum Thurgau (CH / TG)
May 2021 - September 2021
Exhibition "les Robert Wehrlin de La Piscine" at the museum "La Piscine" in Roubaix (F59)