Friday, February 4, 2011

W. Gisin Swiss Painter of the American Landscape (1921 - 2006)

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The Grand Teton, at 13,775 feet (4,199 m),[1] is the high point of the Teton Range in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park

This painting, oil on masonite, framed, is signed W. Gisin and captures a slice of the great American landscape.

Dimensions : 32h x 20w full frame
Masonite painted board:  20h x 11w surface area showing
Oil on masonite, framed

Adorning the walls of Smitty’s Pancake and Steak House in Idaho Falls, Idaho, you’ll find several stunning original oil paintings signed by W. Gisin.

Werner Gisin was born in Switzerland (1921) and studied at a private art school in Bern. In 1948, Gisin immigrated to the United States and eventually found his way to Idaho Falls. In Idaho Falls, he found a fan and a friend in Cleo Werner, the owner of Smitty’s.

Cleo loved Werner’s work so much, she allowed him to sell his paintings through the restaurant. That arrangement didn’t last long, however, as some of Cleo’s favorite paintings left the restaurant to go to their buyers. Instead, Cleo began buying many of Werner’s paintings to keep for herself.

Werner (Wally) Gisin passed away in 2006 leaving a cherished portfolio of paintings of the Western landscape, his adopted home.

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