"Conrad Buff brought his love for nature from his native Switzerland
to California, where he would become one of the state's most stubbornly
individualistic painters. He always maintained respect for careful
craftsmanship and time-honored traditions, while at the same time he
responded to modern art movements and incorporated experimentation into
his working methods. Along the way, he found vibrant equivalents in shape,
line and color for the Western landscape."
--Will South, The Art and Life of Conrad Buff
CONRAD BUFF (1886 -1975) was a landscape painter
whose extensive career was contemporaneous with the
fluctuating art movements of the 20th century, from the
plein air painters of the 1920's to the abstract color field
painters and Minimalists of the 1950's and '60's.
The chapters in the left menu briefly outline Buff's own
progress as an artist, as he listened to, yet remained
unconstrained by, the conventions of each time. We
hope you enjoy the story of his extraordinary life.