Elisabeth Rütsche, born 1940 in Bern, Switzerland
She works in her own studio in the Bernese Oberland region of Bern in Switzerland
|1954||Attending convent school in St. Gallen, Switzerland First intensive interest in art and enhancement of her talent|
|1955||Formative contact with Ferdinand Gehr, who is internationally recognized as the most important Swiss church painter of the twentieth century.|
|1957-60||School of Arts and Design in Zurich, Switzerland Focus area: glass painting|
|1968-72||Universities of Zurich, Switzerland and Stuttgart, Germany. Degree in Psychology, specialty C.G. Jung. Engagement with the anthroposophical ideas of Rudolf Steiner.|
|1974-80||Psychological consultation and support of patients suffering from psychological disorders and addictions|
|1980-84||Working in the studio of a glass painting artist and close friend.|
|1982-86||Private commissions for the clients of two interior designers from Stuttgart, Germany|
|1992-95||Art lessons for the graduating classes at a high school in Memmingen, Germany Topic: Exploration of color and shape|
|1999-2004||Studio in Finning at Lake Ammer, Bavaria, Germany|
|2005||Studio in Rodgau, Hesse, Germany|
|Seit 2010||Living and working in Schüchtern, Hesse, Germany|
I must continue to follow the path I take now. If I do nothing, if I study nothing, if I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost.
Vincent van Gogh
I am searching for ways to express emotions, feelings, events, contrasts, unity and balance with the help of shape and color. I find inspiration in nature, my travels, encounters with people and in artists such as Ferdinand Gehr, Giovanni Segantini, Paul Klee, Marc Chagall and Paul Gaugin.