1925-1991. Jean Tinguely, the undisputed master of Art in Movement and an internationally famous artist, has left an indelible trace on Fribourg's artistic heritage.
Born in 1925 in Fribourg, Jean Tinguely grew up in Basel where he lived through the Nazi bombings of 1940. He carried out an apprenticeship as a decorator but soon turned to art, then progressively to sculpture and movement. In 1956, he met Niki de Saint Phalle, who became his second wife. Numerous trips gradually gave his works international influence. In 1991, Jean Tinguely passed away at Berne hospital.