DURUZ, Yvone (1926-2007)

Yvone Duruz, Hommage à Joseph Beuys, 1987. Acier et néon. Photo : Petronella Van Dyjk.

Born in Switzerland, Yvone Duruz studied sculpture and graphic arts at the École des arts et métiers in Berne and the École des Hautes études techniques in Fribourg. She completed courses in painting in London and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and Atelier Julian in Paris. In addition to teaching and designing furniture, she was known for her paintings, engravings and drawings. She also authored several artist’s books and a text published in 1971 entitled La céramique chez soi en 18 leçons (“ceramics at home in 18 lessons”). Her work in sculpture includes Le tarot de la mythologie américaine (“tarot in American mythology”), presented at Montreal’s Maison de la Culture Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie in 1989. The exhibition comprised twenty-two metal creations inspired by the reversal of values in the Tarot of Marseille.

« La sculpture de Duruz » by Édouard Lachapelle, ESPACE, vol. 4 #4, p. 14.