Period IV

François Barraud (1899-1934)the Philatelist, der Filatelist, 1929. Photo, Foto: Wikipedia.

The four Barraud brothers

The four Barraud brothers are probably the best kept art secret in Switzerland. They were born in La Chaux-de-Fonds and were artistically formed in post-war Europe in the 1920s.

François (1899-1934), Aimé (1902-1954), Charles (1897-1997) and Aurèle (1903-1969) are four talented painters from one family.

They show that there is much more quality and variety in modern Swiss art than the Giacometti’s and Ferdinand Hodler.

Their paintings are important representatives of European realism from the 1920s and 1930s.

The museum MORE in Gorssel, The Netherlands, actually shows many of their paintings in the exhibition The Barraud Brothers. (Source and further information: