Felicitas Vogler

German (1922 - 2006)
Felicitas Vogler Paros, 1959 1959 © La Fondation du Refuge SPA de St-Légier-La Chiésaz

Biography

Born 1922
Died 2006
Nationality German

Born in Berlin, Vogler studied philosophy, literature and psychology in Berlin and Vienna, gaining a doctorate in psychology from Munich University in 1950. In 1957 she travelled to England to record a radio programme about the Cornish landscape. She met the artist Ben Nicholson in St Ives and within weeks they were married. This remains a defining point in Vogler’s life, as Nicholson actively encouraged her interest in photography. The following year they moved to Switzerland and frequently travelled around Europe. However, after their separation in 1971 Vogler began to venture further. The photographs from her travels are characterised by their unconventional compositions, an awareness of colour and light, and her underlying desire to capture “something more than you actually see”.