|Johann Emil Müller
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Located in the heart of the Lavaux wine-growing terraces (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), opposite the Savoy Alps and around 200 meters above the shores of Lake Geneva, the vineyard village of Chexbres offers wonderful views that even Ferdinand Hodler could not resist: The variants of “Lake Geneva from Chexbres” created around 1904/05 and 1911 are among his most extensive landscape series.
In view of the numerous, not particularly innovative, but bright and expressive posters with their large and carefully graded areas of color, which Johann Emil Müller executed primarily for tourist offices in the Romandie, comparatively little is known about the painter. He worked for a time in Auguste Marsens’ print shop in Lausanne. He died in Lausanne in 1958 at the age of 73.