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CHARLES MORGAN



Charles Morgan was born on June 8, 1951 near London. He has lived and worked in Switzerland since 1964.

The internationally renowned Anglo-Swiss artist has been creating, for almost 35 years, kinetic sculptures made of recycled objects and cutting-edge technology, works of all sizes, funny, poetic, ingenious, jewelry, objects precious and wonderful.

Jeweler-jeweler by trade, he has been independent since 1974 in Vevey, where he rapidly acquired the reputation of creating extraordinary jewels, rings with secret compartments, pendants opening in twelve different ways, electronically controlled luminous jewelery, gold and silver plated lighters and mobile sculptures of all sizes.

Charles Morgan reveals the beauty of mechanical movements. His "machines" - mobile, humorous and metallic sculptures always amaze. Today, several hundred of them have found buyers all over the world. This site will make you discover the unique work of Charles Morgan and will make you travel in the heart of his universe!

Jeweler-jeweler by trade, he has been independent since 1974 in Vevey, where he rapidly acquired the reputation of creating extraordinary jewels, rings with secret compartments, pendants opening in twelve different ways, electronically controlled luminous jewelery, gold and silver plated lighters and mobile sculptures of all sizes.

Charles Morgan reveals the beauty of mechanical movements. His "machines" - mobile, humorous and metallic sculptures always amaze. Today, several hundred of them have found buyers all over the world. This site will make you discover the unique work of Charles Morgan and will make you travel in the heart of his universe!

DATES IMPORTANTES

  • 1973 «The Tonsils», first work.
  • 1974 Establishes himself as an independent jeweler in Vevey.
  • 1975 1st prize of the animations at the Salon des Inventions in Geneva.
  • 1977 «The Wine Testing Machine» wins a special prize at the Vevey Winegrowers Festival.
  • 1980 Change of workshop and opening of his first art gallery, rue du Lac in Vevey.
  • 1981 First exhibition, Danese-Milano, Lausanne
  • 1984 «Chronos» marks time from an ancient clock movement (bell tower).
  • 1984 «Tourismusflipper» commissioned by Switzerland Tourism (permanently at the Swiss Museum of Transport).
  • 1986 «Jollyball» the biggest pinball machine in the world (Guinness Book Registration).
  • 1989 «Worldball» Expo Isetan Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo
  • 1990 «Chocolaterie» a work reflecting the functioning of chocolate production (Nestlé order).
  • 1993 «Recyclium» commissions for the Swiss Pavilion at Expo Taejon Expo '93, Korea.
  • 1998 «The Lighthouse» created for the lobby of a shopping center in Germany (ZDF TV report).
  • 1999 Metropole 2000, Chauderon Lausanne. Chromatic clock on wall of 17 m high.
  • 2003 Commemorative clock made for the 100th anniversary of Mr. Dommen, former director of Nestlé.
  • 2004 «Hypervision on the cork», prototype of the "Electro-Canon", "glionic" accelerator of vehicles for the Glion tunnel under construction.
  • 2005 «Switzerball», commissioned by Switzerland Tourism to represent Switzerland abroad.
  • 2008 Opening new gallery, Theater Street in Vevey.
  • 2012 «Time Machine», clock with balls. 2.20 m, 100 kg
  • 2013 «Samsung», a work inaugurated in Berlin (IFA). 1.50 m
  • 2014 n preparation: Exhibition 40 years of sculpture at the Montreux Art Gallery, from 5 to 9 November.