Joseph Heuer Untitled, c. 1908 Lead pencil and ink on paper 11 × 22 cm © photo credit Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Heuer, Joseph , (1827-1914), Switzerland
BiographyOf German origin, Joseph Heuer has jobs as a cabinetmaker and bookbinder, and works ruling registers before embarking on an army career. For unknown reasons, he is interned in 1860 in the asylum at Vernets, where he remains for forty years. He is subsequently transferred to the Bel-Air institution, where he confines himself to his room to draw and write. The artist’s topographies are based on memories and elements of geography and military tactics.
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