Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency
Anton Egloff is a Swiss sculptor, living and working in Lucerne. From 1957 to 1959 Anton trained in the sculpture class at the Lucerne School of Design, before studying at the State Art Academy in Düsseldorf. He subsequently worked as an assistant for Joseph Beuys and Gotthard Graubner. From 1964 to 1990 Egloff was a teacher at the Lucerne School of Design, where he built up the Free Art Department.
As a sculptor and draftsman, Anton takes the concept of sculpture broadly: he basically leaves the autonomy of the work of art untouched and attaches great importance to the high aesthetic qualities of his sculptures and works on paper. Anton has exhibited throughout Switzerland, including at the Kunsthaus Glarus; All Saints Museum, Schaffhausen; and Lucerne Art Museum. His works are included in the collections of Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau; Lucerne Art Museum; All Saints Museum; and Herbert Distel's Drawer Museum.
Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland
The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only
For more information visit lg-stiftung.ch.