Helen Dahm (1878-1968) is one of the pioneers of Swiss modernism of the first half of the twentieth century. In 1906, during her stay in Munich, she took over the style of the Blaue Reiter. In 1913 she moved to the countryside in Oetwil am See, in the Oberland of Zurich. There she created a world of garden and flower paintings. The exhibition in the Kartause Ittingen shows early graphic works, the Helen Dahm Museum in Oetwil am See and the Thurgau Kunstmuseum show her familiarity with Symbolism, Art Nouveau and the Expressionism of the Brücke and Blauen Reiter.