Aloys Zötl
Bestiarium of its own kind

13 January – 18 February 2017

About the exhibition

Aloys Zötl

1803 Freistadt/Austria – 1887 Eferding/Austria

Aloys Zötl was an Austrian dyer and painter. In Eferding he worked as a dye master and having hardly ever travelled, he drew his inspiration for his art primarily from books, such as Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’ or Buffon’s ‘Natural History’. Between 1834 and 1887 Zötl created extensive and encyclopedic watercolors of animals. The ‘bestiarium’ was originally bound in 4 albums and contained over 400 sheets that have since been distributed around the world.

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About the exhibition

Aloys Zötl, Hirscheber, 1847

Galerie Haas Zurich will show from January 13 to February 18, 2017 with works by Aloys Zötl, Kate MccGwire and a graphic by Walton Ford.



“With his ingenious water colour technique and fine colouration, the master dyer Zötl depicts idyllic landscapes with mountains, volcanoes, seas, tropical plants and corresponding weather.”

Erika Schlessinger-Költzsch

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