Bust Ernst Gäumann, 1951

Bust Ernst Gäumann, 1951

Otto Charles Bänninger (1897–1973)

About the artwork

Ernst Albert Gäumann (1893–1963) was a professor of “special botany” at ETH Zurich from 1927. With this bust, Zurich-based sculptor Otto Charles Bänninger, one of the leading artists of the inter and post-war eras in Switzerland, created a realistic portrait of the professor that typifies his late work. Renowned for his portrait busts, the artist also immortalised Hans Pallmann and Wolfgang Pauli.

Art Inventory ETH Zurich, Ki-00018


  • Bronze
  • ETH Zurich, Zentrum, LFW building
  • Level C, corridor between C 14 and C 15+16
  • Mon–Fri, 6.30–19.00

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