Carigiet, Alois

1945 Original Vintage Swiss Travel Poster, Le Tessin \ Ticino (Swiss National Tourist Office) - Alois Carigiet

$650.00
  • 1945 Original Vintage Swiss Travel Poster, Le Tessin \ Ticino (Swiss National Tourist Office) - Alois Carigiet

Carigiet, Alois

1945 Original Vintage Swiss Travel Poster, Le Tessin \ Ticino (Swiss National Tourist Office) - Alois Carigiet

$650.00

Date: 1945
Size:  25.5 x 23.5 inches
Artist: Carigiet, Alois

About The Poster:

Tessin is French for Ticino, the southernmost canton of Switzerland. Named after the Ticino river, it is the only Swiss canton in which Italian is the sole official language. Ticino borders the Canton of Uri to the north, Valais to the west (through the Novena Pass), Graubünden to the northeast, Italy's regions of Piedmont and Lombardy to the south and it surrounds the small Italian exclave of Campione d'Italia. Together with areas of the canton of Graubünden, it makes up the so-called Italian Switzerland.

About the Artist:

Alois Carigiet was a Swiss painter and illustrator. Born in 1902 to a family of 11 children, he was homeschooled and learn to amuse himself by drawing the things which surrounded him. While spending a holiday in Trun in May 1939,  he was immediately fascinated by the landscape's vastness and untouchedness and the feeling of a newly found, long lost paradise. He gave up his business in Zurich, and, in October 1939, rented a small farmhouse without electricity or running water, the "Hüs am Bach" ("house at the stream") in Platenga. Carigiet wished to dedicate his life to art and observation, spending hours a day, equipped with a pair of binoculars and a sketchbook, tracking down the alpine fauna.

The poster is in excellent condition and linen backed.