Hans Erni

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Birthday
21, 1909
Birthplace
Switzerland
DEATH DATE
Mar 21, 2015 (106)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
21, 1909
Birthplace
Switzerland
DEATH DATE
Mar 21, 2015 (106)

About

Remembered for creating graphic art for Switzerland's Red Cross and for Swiss postage stamps, Erni is also known for a mural titled Switzerland: Vacation Land of the People.

Before Fame

At the start of his art career, he studied in Paris and won a prize presented by the renowned Academie Julian.

Trivia

He lived to the astonishing age of one-hundred-and-six.

Family Life

He and his seven siblings grew up in Lucerne, Switzerland. His marriage to Gertrud Bohnert resulted in a daughter named Simone Fornara Ernie; he and his second wife, Doris, raised three more children.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow Swiss artist Erik Olson.