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John Torcapel Portrait de cordonnier, 1930

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John Torcapel, Portrait de cordonnier
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  • Medium

    Drawing : graphite

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    8.3 x 7.1 x 0.4 inch

  • Support

    Drawing on paper

  • Framing

    Beige wood frame with glass

  • Artwork dimensions including frame

    19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • Offered by the gallery

    Galerie Gijsel
    Genève - Switzerland

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

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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, Portrait de cordonnier
John Torcapel, Portrait de cordonnier John Torcapel, Portrait de cordonnier John Torcapel, Portrait de cordonnier