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Hans Erni


The painter, illustrator and sculptor Hans Erni died on 21 March, a month after his 106th birthday. Erni began painting in the 1920s and became famous with a mural for the 1939 national exhibition which was five metres high and a hundred metres long. Erni designed many posters which reflected his commitment to a more just world. He campaigned for the introduction of old-age and survivors’ insurance (AHV) and women’s suffrage as well as against nuclear weapons.