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Bruno Weber

Bruno Weber remained loyal to his home region, Limmattal, Switzerland. Born 1931 in Dietikon, he continued to live and work throughout his adult life in the same town. He was painting since a very young age. The painter Max Gubler encouraged him to attend the School of Design in Zurich. Thereafter, the young painter took study trips to Italy, Greece and Czechoslovakia.

Weber started with a home studio on a plot of family owned land in Spreitenbach on the border with Dietkon. This then later developed into his sculpture park.

From 1969 onwards, Bruno Weber turned more to sculpture.  In his sculpture park he was architect, mason, carpenter and trench digger.  All of the everyday objects were artistically crafted. For instance the children’s slide was snake across the pond, the barbecue became a fiery bird with matching table and chairs.

Tirelessly Bruno and his wife Marianne Weber-Godon worked intensively on a completely artistically designed residential house, with the property transformed into a park filled with fantastic surreal sculptures.

Despite the size of the artworks Weber was invited to exhibit elsewhere in Switzerland and abroad. The park with its sculptures and hidden places served often as a film or television set.

He became known internationally through the design of the Swiss pavilion at the 1992 World Expo in Seville. The Dragon Gate was the entrance to the paper tower, inside the tower stood a deer as a lamp and owls boy looked down from the tower on the visitors. Two alpine horns could be blown from the the top of the staircase. One was a frog and the other as an Alps mountain man.

In Munich, the exterior and interior of upmarket restaurant “Tantris” was decorated with Bruno Weber’s sculptures.

The City of Vienna also commissioned work from him. A 20m high owl sculpture stands on the corner of Widnerhauptstrasse and Karlsplatz, with their wings wrap around the library at that location. Twelve owl figures also adorn the building.

The design of the town square in Uetliberg, Uto Kulm, 1991 to 2003 was by Bruno Weber. There was a spider as the guardian of the fountain, with four smaller spiders spouting water and deer as lamp posts. The sculptures are still standing today.

Bruno Weber’s paintings were in the 2011 group exhibition “Art Imaginär” at the Exhibition Centre for the Fantastic and Visionary Art in the Herrenhof Mußbach, Germany.

In honour of Bruno Weber‘s 80th birthday, the book “Bruno Weber – Das künstlerische Lebenswerk” presents his life’s work in numerous haunting photographs of overall views to close-ups.

On Monday 24th October in Zurich / Dietikon at the age of 80 years, the painter and sculptor Bruno Weber died.



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Art Imaginär 2009

Art Imaginär 2009

Start: 27/09/2009
End: 25/10/2009
The Art Imaginär 2009 exhibition consisted of 75 artists from 10 different countries, from the well known such as Fuchs and Dali, to lesser known, all working in Fantastic Art.


Bruno Weber – Das künstlerische Lebenswerk

Bruno Weber – Das künstlerische Lebenswerk


The painter and sculptor Bruno Weber has created in two streams of his life work of the past 50 years: his painterly oeuvre and a magical realm of sculpture. In honour of Bruno Weber’s 80th birthday, this book presents his life’s work in numerous haunting photographs of overall views to close-ups.

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