The collection


The Théodore Strawinsky collection is made up of an ensemble of almost 5,000 works (oils, pastels, watercolours, gouaches, prints, and graphite drawings). More than 700 models and preparatory works connected with his religious artworks were donated in 1995 to the Musée Suisse du vitrail (Vitromusée) in Romont. The mosaic realized for the UBS in the building of the Rue du Rhône in Geneva in 1957 is detached and stored in 2012, during the works of transformation. The bank hands it in donation to the Foundation in 2014. The latter gives it then to the Lyon Catholic University which integrates it into the new campus Saint-Paul in 2016.

 

Archives

The Strawinsky Archives contain:

A large part of the artist’s books on literature, religion and art
His writings (notebooks, lectures, personal reflections)
A part of his personal correspondence (including Ramuz, Auberjonois, Ansermet, Nadia Boulanger, Cingria, Cocteau, Jean Laloy, Serge Lifar, Gino Severini, and Maurice Zermatten)
His professional files (exhibitions and monumental work)
More than 5,000 phototypes, including 3,000 family photographs
Some objects from his painting atelier

The Foundation also holds oil paintings and drawings by Stephanie Guerzoni, Denise Strawinsky’s mother, documents related to Josef Palivec (correspondance, publication) as well as works by various artists who were either business contacts or friends  of  the Strawinskys (Cocteau, Picasso, Jean Morax, Constant Rey-Millet, Casimir Reymond, Bakst, Auberjonois, Larionov, Gontcharova, Cingria, and others). Works by members of the family are also preserved in the Archives.

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List of donations and auctions (pdf)