President Hans-Rudolf Merz has paid tribute to the work output and ethics of Swiss artist Hans Erni on the occasion of his 100th birthday.This content was published on February 21, 2009 - 16:11
The painter, sculptor and abstract artist has not stopped working for the past 80 years, driven by a great passion for his work, Merz noted.
"His work falls among that which transcends all limits, stretching beyond centuries towards eternity," he said in a statement on Saturday.
He added that he was proud to be able to pay homage to a "great Swiss artist" who stood out for his continued commitment to peace and environmental protection.
A ceremony was held in his honour in his hometown of Lucerne on Saturday and two postage stamps celebrating the artists have gone on sale.
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