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John Torcapel

Switzerland Born in: 1881

John Torcapel learned the craft of draftsman and architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva. In 1924, he opened his own architectural office. In 1930, he became a professor at the Geneva School of Arts and participated in the creation of the architecture department of the University of Geneva. In 1942, he became a professor at the University of Geneva and taught there until 1953 (foreman of architectural elements at the School of Architecture).


He comes from a Protestant immigrant family from France and grew up with three sisters in Geneva. His marriage to Marthe Aline (née Berthoud) comes from a daughter, Anne Torcapel, to whom he gave up his architectural studio in 1960. His daughter also made sure that the name John Torcapel was not lost in the painting . His estate allowed Galerie Selano to honor the work of John Torcapel in an exhibition in 1991.


He promoted women as architects. Colette Oltramare (1904-1980), Marie-Louise Leclerc (1911-2001) and her daughter Anne Torcapel were among his pupils.

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John Torcapel, Le Susten, Painting

John Torcapel

Le Susten, 1956
28 x 38 x 0.1 cm
Painting

CHF 600

John Torcapel, Campagne, Drawing

John Torcapel

Campagne, 1947
21.5 x 32.5 x 0.5 cm
Drawing

CHF 490

John Torcapel, Une rose dans un verre, Painting

John Torcapel

Une rose dans un verre, 1922
41 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

CHF 300

John Torcapel, Bouquet de tulipes et jonquilles, Painting

John Torcapel

Bouquet de tulipes et jonquilles, 1921
27 x 22 x 2 cm
Painting

CHF 150

John Torcapel, Bouquet, Painting

John Torcapel

Bouquet, 1958
50 x 34 x 2 cm
Painting

CHF 250

John Torcapel, Portrait de cordonnier, Drawing

John Torcapel

Portrait de cordonnier, 1930
21 x 18 x 1 cm
Drawing

CHF 250

John Torcapel, Paysage, Painting

John Torcapel

Paysage, 1921
37 x 46 x 2 cm
Painting

CHF 400

John Torcapel, Paysage montagneux, Painting

John Torcapel

Paysage montagneux, 1945
18 x 24 x 1 cm
Painting

CHF 450

John Torcapel, Petit chemin, Painting

John Torcapel

Petit chemin, 1937
20 x 26 x 1 cm
Painting

CHF 350

John Torcapel, Nature morte bol et fruits, Painting

John Torcapel

Nature morte bol et fruits, 1942
31 x 46 x 2 cm
Painting

CHF 300

John Torcapel, Chaine de montagnes, Painting

John Torcapel

Chaine de montagnes, 1935
24 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

CHF 500

John Torcapel, Anne en bleu, Painting

John Torcapel

Anne en bleu, 1930
54 x 45 x 2 cm
Painting

CHF 900

John Torcapel, Portrait d'une maman à la blouse violette, Painting

John Torcapel

Portrait d'une maman à la blouse violette, 1919
78 x 51 x 2 cm
Painting

CHF 900

John Torcapel, Le Doldenhorn, Painting

John Torcapel

Le Doldenhorn, 1942
31 x 23 x 0.1 cm
Painting

CHF 500

John Torcapel, Perroy, Painting

John Torcapel

Perroy, 1962
34 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Painting

CHF 600

John Torcapel, Montagnes, Painting

John Torcapel

Montagnes, 1948
39 x 27 x 0.1 cm
Painting

CHF 500

John Torcapel, L'heure du thé, Painting

John Torcapel

L'heure du thé, 1932
53 x 48 x 0.1 cm
Painting

CHF 900

John Torcapel, Arbre, Painting

John Torcapel

Arbre, 1960
42 x 34 x 0.2 cm
Painting

CHF 500

John Torcapel, Vue du château de Tourbillon à Sion, Painting

John Torcapel

Vue du château de Tourbillon à Sion, 1940
46 x 55 x 2 cm
Painting

CHF 600

John Torcapel, Montagnes, Painting

John Torcapel

Montagnes, 1946
28 x 39 x 0.1 cm
Painting

CHF 600

John Torcapel, Paysage, maisons du village de Burtigny, Painting

John Torcapel

Paysage, maisons du village de Burtigny, 1921
56 x 47 x 2 cm
Painting

CHF 800

John Torcapel, Champs en Automne II, Painting

John Torcapel

Champs en Automne II, 1930
20 x 27 x 1 cm
Painting

CHF 400

John Torcapel, Champs en Automne, Painting

John Torcapel

Champs en Automne, 1930
20 x 27 x 1 cm
Painting

CHF 400

John Torcapel, Composition abstraite n°2, Painting

John Torcapel

Composition abstraite n°2, 1930
23 x 33 x 1 cm
Painting

CHF 400

John Torcapel, Composition abstraite n°1, Painting

John Torcapel

Composition abstraite n°1, 1930
33 x 24 x 1 cm
Painting

CHF 400

John Torcapel, Nature morte pomme, Painting

John Torcapel

Nature morte pomme, 1946
30 x 48 x 2 cm
Painting

CHF 500

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