Catalogue raisonné

Catalogue raisonné

Théodore Strawinsky (1907-1989). An Archive at work.

The project

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the artist’s death. The Fondation Théodore Strawinsky, the legatee of the Theodore Strawinsky collection and archives, is commemorating this occasion by paying tribute to the artist’s talent with a special publication.

In keeping with its principal mission, which is to promote the artist’s oeuvre, the Foundation is publishing a catalogue raisonné, accessible as an online database.

The Board of the Fondation Théodore Strawinsky is pleased to announce a collaboration with the University of Lausanne (UNIL), which will contribute to broadening the dissemination of this unique legacy and highlighting the interest it arouses in the field of the social sciences (literature, art, theatre and music). This archive in progress will ensure the collection’s visibility over time and strengthen the cultural and institutional dimension of the University’s educational and research projects.

Sylvie Visinand, Magali Junet and Evelyne Lüthi-Graf for the Fondation, in collaboration with Prof. Philippe Kaenel of the Faculty of Literature of UNIL, and Yannick Meyer of UNICOM-Unimedia (the communications and audio-visual department of UNIL).

The database

The Théodore Strawinsky database is made up of more than 7,000 descriptive and illustrated documents. Built on the basis of original sources and documents belonging to the artist (diary, records of sales, orders, and lists of exhibitions), it constitutes a catalogue raisonné of the works of Théodore Strawinsky.

Just click the link below to get an overview of the range and diversity of the artist’s work. 

Anyone in possession of an artwork by Théodore Strawinsky, or any relevant information, would they please contact Sylvie Visinand, the Foundation’s curator via the contact page.

All information will be treated confidentially. 



The Foundation is grateful to the institutions, rights holders and collectors whose participation helped complete the documentation left by the artist, amongst them :

Centre d’Iconographie Genevoise (Nicolas Schätti, Sarah Chapalay)
Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève (Brigitte Monti)
Musée d’art et d’histoire de Neuchâtel (Nicole Quellet)
Musée d’art et d’histoire de Fribourg (Colette Guisolan)
Archives de Montreux (Nicole Meystre Schaeren, Eléonore Rinaldi Lecciso, Julien Tièche)
Musée de Carouge (Philippe Lüscher)
Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain of Geneva (Diane Daval Beran) and Henri Maudet
Département de l’instruction publique de Genève (Philippe Lemière, Pierre Charles Dagau)
Musikkollegium Winterthur (René Diefenbacher, Gertrud Murano)
Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Fribourg (Claudio Fedrigo)
Vitromusée, Romont (Astrid Kaiser, Stefan Trümpler)
Fondation Casimir Reymond (Edith Carey)
Fondation du Cardinal Charles Journet (Eliane Savary, Annemarie Schobinger, Jean-Marc Andenmatten)
Museo Baroffio (Laura Marazzi)
Musei Vaticani (Micol Forti)
Paroisse Notre-Dame, Genève (Anne Roch-Delmas)
Abdij Roosenberg, Waasmunster (Henri Raemdonck)
UBS art collection (Anita Kohler, Mara Luisa Müller)
Galerie Rosset (Hugues Rosset)
Hôtel des Ventes, Genève (Me Jean Christin)
Koller Auktionen (Silvia Spoerri)
Schuler Auktionen (Maya Kubelik)
Millon et associés (Alix Casciello)
Galartis (Sabine Regenass)
Galerie Fischer Auktionen (Lena Haechler)
Dobiaschofsky (Thomas Jarek)
Argenteuil Maison de vente (Elodie Pasquinet)
Joël von Allmen (Céline Wolfert-Gomard)
Henri Germond (Corinne Cuendet)
Richard Heyd (rights holders)
François Martin (rights holders)
André Poulie
Vincent Laloy
Charlotte and Marek Potocki 
Marie-Françoise Monod
Catherine Oesterlé-Masset
Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire, Lausanne
Nicolas Gex

And all collectors who wished to remain anonymous.

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