Hodler, Ferdinand

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Holder, Ferdinand Gender: M
born on 14 March 1853 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Gurzelen, Switzerland, 46n57, 7e26
Timezone LMT m7e26 (is local mean time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 23°31' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°07 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 05°14'


Swedish artist who opened his own studio at age 28 after winning his first of many awards seven years earlier. In 1891, at age 38, he began a series of paintings on basic existence, love and death, faith and despair, God and grief.

His career began at age nine when he began to help his dad in the sign-painting business. When he was 14, he was apprenticed to Ferdinand Sommer and learned to paint Swiss views for tourists. Five years later, he began copying at the museum where he was noticed by Barthelemy Menn and began studying with him.

He was the eldest of six kids and the son of a carpenter. After his father died, his mother remarried and had three more kids; she died in 1867.

Augustine Dupin, a model, was his mistress and together they had one son named Hector; she died of TB. He was first married to Berta Stucki in 1889; the marriage was short and only lasted two years. His second marriage was to Berthe Jacques in 1898. In his old age he had a daughter by a model; she was adopted by his wife.

In 1917 he began to suffer from pulmonary edema and he died the following year.


  • Death, Cause unspecified 1918 (Age 65)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1917 (Pulmonary edema)
  • Death of Mother 1867
  • Relationship : Marriage 1889 (Berta Stucki)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1898 (Berth Jacques)

Source Notes

Lescaut quotes Baptism, not confirmed


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Several affairs with models)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (First marriage two years)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Pulmonary edema)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (First of six kids)