Willi Baus

Biography

Swiss. Born 16 December 1909 in St Gallen, Switzerland. 1928-30: studied in the arts and crafts department, St Gallen Technical College. 1930: Textile printing designer at Reichenbach & Co., St Gallen. 1931-2: attended winter semester at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Offenbach a.M. under Rudolf Koch. 1932-3: learned to carve in wood and stone at the studio of Wilhelm Meier. 1933: opened his own studio in St Gallen. 1939-75: taught at St Gallen Technical College. Died 9 October 1985 in St Gallen.

Writings by

  • ABC für Stein und Holz, 1937
  • ‘Municipal Arms of the Canton of St Gall’, 87th New Year Review, St Gallen: Historical Society of the Canton, 1947.

Writings about

  • Jost Hochuli, ed., Willi Baus, Graphic Artist, 1909-1985 (tr. Andrew Bluhm), St Gallen: Typotron, 1988 (contains list of Baus’s writings).
  • Julius Rodenberg, ‘Der Schweizer Schriftkünstler Willy Baus’, Die zeitgemässe Schrift, Berlin/Leipzig: Verlag für Schriftkunde Heintze & Blanckertz., Oct. 1936, pp. 38-46
  • ‘Arbeiten aus der Werkstatt Willi Baus St Gallen’, Schweizer Graphische Mitteilungen (journal), to 1951. See also Typographische Monatsblätter . (supplement), Dec. 1934

Exhibitions

  • Art Museum, St Gallen, 1934
  • Swiss National Exhibition, Zurich, 1939
  • Art Museum, St Gallen, 1950.