Claude Gerald Saucy was a Swiss-born printmaker and educator whose primary media were wood engraving, copperplate engraving, and etching. He studied art in Switzerland under Max Bill, a Swiss architect, artist, painter, typeface designer, industrial designer and graphic designer. Saucy spent his early career as an artist and teacher in Switzerland where he became known for his black and white surrealistic prints. He moved with his family to Connecticut in 1966 to become Head of the Art Department at the Kent School, a private college preparatory school, a position he held until he retired in 1993. Although his later work included color monoprint woodblocks, the offered color-printed botanical prints are an unusual subject matter for him. Saucy is included in the Biografisches Lexikon der Schweizer Kunst [Biographical Dictionary of Swiss Artists] (1998).
“Saucy, Claude.” Swiss Institute for Art Research. 2006. http://www.sikart.ch/ (20 September 2007).
Note: Some of the biographical information was provided by the artist’s son, Marcel C. Saucy.