Friday, August 21, 2009

Natalie de Büren 1903-1986

Natalie de Büren was the second daughter of Philippe Fréderic de Büren (1865-1953) andLouise Fabrini (1882-1974). She was born in 1903 in the small town of Santa Victoria near Chazón in the Argentine state of Córdoba. Her father had emigrated there in 1890 to start a cattle ranch. The family would return to Switzerland in 1911 for a time. Her younger brother Charles (Carlo) would later return to Argentina but Natalie would stay in Geneva with many of her siblings.

Natalie de Büren (1903-1986)

Natalie's husband, Alfred Copponex

Natalie had a great passion for art, her most important works created between the 1920s and 1940s. She engaged in many artistic styles, but sculpture was her first love.

Bronze bust of her husband

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