Light, texture, compact positioning, René Bertholet’s work has a feeling of intimacy, a personal fresh view of the local landscape. This exceptional retrospective exhibition – from a private collection – offers a glimpse of the artist at work, endlessly exploring, ceaselessly progressing in his art.
René Bertholet (1902-1988) grew up at Le Mont, above Château-d’Oex. He studied fine arts in Paris and Munich, followed by studies in applied arts in Basel. At the end of the 1920s he took part in a circle of local artists grouped round John Paschoud (1901-1998) and exposed for the first time in Château-d’Oex in 1932. Interested primarily by pictorial effects, he later explored abstract painting.