Remo Patocchi, Maler der Alpen, by Roger de Craon-Poussy. 65 pages, with eight full-page plates in color and 36 in monotone from the artist’s paintings. Zürich: Fretz & Wasmuth Verlag, 1946. Price, $6.00.
Born in 1876 at Bellinzona, northeast of Locarno, Remo Patocchi now stands in the front rank of mountain painters. In 1903 he became a member of the Ticino Section of the Swiss Alpine Club, and he is credited with a number of first ascents. He studied art for ten years in northern Italy, doing many landscapes in the Dolomites, the eastern Graians and the region on the southern side of Mont Blanc. His studio is now at Ceresio, on the outskirts of Lugano, where, like Albert Gos, he limits himself to painting mountains. His work is powerful and effective—as one can see in the reproductions of his work, covering the range from Mont Blanc to the Bregaglia.
J. M. T.