Walter Schluep modernist jewelry art
Jewelry designer and sculptor, Walter Schluep was born in the Spanish city of Sant Feliu de Guixols in 1931 and lived in Montreal, Canada since the age of 22. Educated in Switzerland, Schluep began creating jewelry in the late 1950s, and worked until his death in 2016.
His unique style includes avant-garde, modernist and contemporary designs, museum quality wearable art and high quality craftsmanship. Highly sought after by collectors, Shulep’s jewelry art works have won many prestigious awards at jewelry exhibitions. Influenced by many modern artists, and in particular, Marc Chagall, he created a series of flying angel designs.
When creating his jewelry by hand, the designer traditionally used gold, silver and natural stones. Noteworthy, he also did not refuse to experiment with new materials. Thus, he was one of the first jewelers to mix plastic with silver and gold. He labeled his products with his name “Schluep”, or initials WS with a bird logo, and the purity of metal – gold or silver. Sometimes the maker’s mark includes the year of production and “LLP”.