1941 Büren an der Aare/Switzerland – 2020 Bern
During his life, the artist Markus Raetz creates about 30.000 drawings, sketches and notes for his objects, mobiles, watercolours, and larger formats. As a child, he grows up with art-loving parents, and is allowed to assist a local artist during school holidays. From 1957 to 1961, Raetz attends the state teacher training seminar and then teaches as a primary school teacher for two years. In 1963, he gives up teaching and becomes a freelance artist.