Boy with a Grey Parrot

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Boy with a Grey Parrot, oil and pastel on paper

30 x 48 cm

From the collection of Barbara Hug

Creation year


In 1950, Fritz traveled to Lambarene in Gabon, where his sister Vreni was working in Albert Schweitzer’s hospital. He set up his easel there every day and painted what he saw. The painting “Boy with Grey Parrot” was created in this way. It is not known who the boy was and what became of him. But Fritz brought such a parrot with him to Switzerland. As children, we had great fun with Jacquot, who had an astonishing repertoire of French swear words.

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