Urs Marty

Urs Marty was born in 1942 in Altdorf, Switzerland. He studied at what was then the Lucerne School of Applied Art and graduated as a qualified photographer. After an intensive period of advertising and corporate assignments, in 1968 he took a lecturing job at the Lucerne School of Design. The beginnings of his artistic work can be traced back to this time. In the years to follow, until his sudden death from cancer in 2003, Urs Marty created a unique oeuvre of enigmatic presence and urgent fascination.