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About the Swiss Artist

Jean-Claude Issenmann, born on August 25, 1949, in Lausanne, is a graphic designer, scenographer, director, author, and visual artist.

After receiving training as a graphic designer, he founded the Elzévir Marionettes in 1972, where he developed a theater of animated figures that combined simplicity and aesthetic rigor. Issenmann wrote and directed nearly thirty original performances, touring them in Switzerland and France.

In 1989, he co-founded the Petit Théâtre de Lausanne and was part of its collegial management for ten years. This theater was dedicated to young audiences, and Issenmann, as an author and director, created one or two shows per season with actors.

In 1981, he conceived, wrote scripts, and created characters for the Babibouchettes program on Télévision Suisse Romande. This show left a lasting mark on a generation in French-speaking Switzerland from 1981 to 1999. Subsequent series included Bidoum Bidoum, Samedimanche, Bernard et ses ami-e-s.

During the confinement, he discovered a new path in charcoal and pastel art. He expressed, “I enter into another world, discovering different codes. I loved copying a Vlaminck vase for hours. After being immersed, it’s good to be an emerging artist.”

Portrait 24 heures : « Forty years later, the father of ‘Babibouchettes’ maintains his joyful energy to better conceal his doubts.»

Charlotte Perriand’s quote: “Form is the content that rises to the surface.”

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Original artwork designed by Jean Claude Issenman from The Swiss Collection

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