The four Barraud brothers
The four Barraud brothers are probably the best kept art secret in Switzerland. They were born in La Chaud-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 within one family who show that there is much more quality and variety in modern Swiss art than the Giacometti’s and Ferdinand Hodler. The Barrauds are worth discovering, in and outside Switzerland, because their paintings are important representatives of European realism from the 1920s and 1930s. The museum MORE in Gorssel, The Netherlands, has recently set a good example.