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Swiss artist Heinz-Peter Kohler (hpk) has been painting for over six decades now, and has received numerous cetificates, stipends and accolades on both a national and international platform.


The scope of his work ranges from landscape, floral motives, people and mystical creatures to the surreal. They fill thousands of of his paintings, edgings and sketches. It's impossible to show here more than just a hint of what his body of work contains, but maybe it will be enough to catch your interest, dear Reader.  

Kohler's paintings are part of many private and public collections. He was a student of the famous Swiss painter Max von Mühlenen (10.02.1903 - 20.10.1971) but developed his personal style, incorporating a wide range of techniques. He mostly works in water colors, but has done paintings in oil as well as produced bronze figurines. His water color works included large (2 x 2 metres) as well as tiny sizes (about the size of a post stamp).  

Newly available books

Just in time for his exhibition in November 2022 and his 87th birthday, the book "RETROSPEKTIVE" showcasing almost 70 paintings and sculptures from the 1950s to 2020s has been published. Two editions - one with an original and one without - can be ordered through the kani Handbuchbinderei in Nidau ( Please ask for further details. 

Another book called "Geteilte Wirklichkeit" has been published in by the publishing house "um die Ecke" of Silvio Baviera. The book is available directly from the publisher here (

Requests to visit the artists archives in Ipsach are welcome. Please contact Stefan Krebs ( for further details.

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