Alice Bailly is a Swiss artist. She was born in 1872 in Geneva and died in Lausanne in 1938 of tuberculosis, aged 65.
Acknowledged for her original interpretation, Bailly is known as a member of this Swiss avant-garde art movement.
Alice Bailly paintings reflect her involvement in the Cubism, Fauvism, and Dada art movements.
When Bailly moved to Paris, she became acquainted with other artists of the time, Francis Picabia, Fernand Leger, and Juan Gris. Their influence is visible in Alice Bailly’s artwork.
Bailly discovered the bold and vibrant colors of the Fauve artists. Her paintings from this period were exhibited in the Salon d'Automne alongside paintings by famous artists Henri Matisse and Andre Derain.
Geneva Harbour 1915 and Landscape at Orsay 1912, otherwise known as The Green Tree, are two of her more well-known oil paintings from this period.
In 1912 Bailly traveled extensively throughout Europe, exhibiting her work.
At the outbreak of World War 1, she returned to Switzerland and began work on her "wool paintings." Over an eight year period, she created around 50 artworks using this unique medium.
During the latter period of her life, Bailly was commissioned to create several large murals for the Lausanne Theater.
Alice Bailly is a prominent female artist of the 20th century.
The Alice Bailly Foundation continues to support young Swiss artists financially.
OIl painting reproductions by Swiss artist Alice Bailly are available in many sizes.