Lill Tschudi, Foxtrot, 1930, Sammlung Glarner Kunstverein, © Estate Lill Tschudi

Lill Tschudi (1911–2004), born in Glarus (Switzerland), left for London in 1929 to study at The Grosvenor School of Modern Art. In the 1930s and 1940s, she achieved widespread recognition throughout the English-speaking world. The Metropolitan Museum in New York holds a substantial collection of 118 prints. In her Swiss homeland, however, she has been all but forgotten. The exhibition presents her most iconic works.

She covered a wide range of subjects with a flash of unparalleled technical brilliance, from sport, jazz and vibrant city life to contemplative scenes of rural Switzerland and even impressions of the Women’s Auxiliary Service (FHD) during the war. She also studied in Paris Advertising and Commercials and was inspired by Fernand Léger (1881–1955). This influence also characterizes her later works as an illustrator of magazines.