Eugene von Bruenchenhein

1910 - 1983, USA

In mid 20th century America, the multidisciplinary hobbyist Eugene von Bruenchenhein embarked on a lifetime of visionary image and object making. Co-authored with his partner Marie, von Bruenchenhein's ever-evolving opus included geometric illustration, organic sculpture, scientific prose, finger painting and vernacular photography.

Von Bruenchenhein's artworks can be found in the permanent collections of High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC and Museum of Modern Art, New York. Exhibitions include the Lyon Biennale (1997), Alternative Guide to the Universe at Hayward Gallery, London (2013) and The Encyclopaedic Palace at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2013).