Guido Lengwiler

Guido Lengwiler

Guido Lengwiler (born 1960) – Originally from Winterthur, Switzerland, Lengwiler attended the School for Arts and Crafts in Zurich in 1977 to 1982 and in 1980 attended specialist class for painting with Franz Fedier in Basel.

From 1983 to 1986, he was a screenprinting apprentice with Beatrice Spillmann in Zurich. Then he worked ten years as screen printer with Fred Birchler and Beatrice Spillmann in Zurich.

Since 1992, he has been a professor of screenprinting at the Schools for Arts and Crafts, Screen Printing Department, in Berne. Guido also became interested in photography and he experimented in 20 to 30 gray scale separations for screenprinting.

In 1998, he began his work on the history of screenprinting. The discovery of historical documents in Switzerland led to ten years of intensive research in Europe and in the USA. A first overview was published 2006 in the screenprinting magazine “Siebdruck Infopost” in a series of sixteen articles. While the articles were written in German, they were translated into English. The book — A History of Screen Printing — is available by clicking here.

Guido lives in Basel and commutes to his class in Berne.

Lengwiler is a 2008 inductee into the Academy of Screen Printing Technology (ASPT). Established in 1973 by the Board of Directors of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, the Academy of Screen Printing Technology recognizes individuals who have contributed to the technical growth and/or advancement of the screen printing industry. The ASPT is an international body of experts which honors qualified individuals through election to membership for their distinguished, long-term contributions to, and application and promotion of, screen and digital printing and associated imaging technologies for graphic, textile, industrial and electronic printing applications. Academy members regularly submit, review, recognize and recommend technical papers for publications under the auspices of the Academy. ASPT members are also active in providing technical education, consultation, adjudication of printing image quality, and promotion of the technical and commercial development of the industry.

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