Liner Carl Walter (1914 -1997)
He grew up in an artistic family in Appenzell Canton and studied in Paris with Othon Friesz , at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. He travelled a lot throgh the Mediterranean, Egypt, France, Italy and Spain.
He devoted himself to painting, inspired by Nature and mainly depicting landscapes and female figures. The friendships with Vlaminck, Braque, and especially Zadkine influenced his work: large abstract canvas, figurative and movement flowing around an intense equilibrium. The works of Carl Walter Liner are mainly exposed in Switzerland, Germany, France and the United States.
In 1984 he received the Innerrhoder Kulturpreis, the highest cultural recognition of his native canton.