Linard Nicolay

Linard Nicolay is a native sculptor from Rueun in the canton of Graubünden. He works in natural stone, iron and steel. Various of his works can be found in buildings in the canton of Graubünden, such as Scuol and St. Moritz. His largest work in St. Moritz is made of Calanca gneiss and stands in front of the Central in St. Moritz-Bad. “Move” shows the movement of man in the unique nature and tourism of the Upper Engadine.

In the winter of 2016/17 he exhibited the following works in the Central Art Gallery.


The artist grew up as a farmer’s son in Bergün. He is influenced by Romanesque culture and language. After his university studies in Bern, he moved to Paris in the early 1990s, where he discovered his passion for art. At the end of the 1990s he lived and worked in Modena and set up his first studio there. He was inspired by the Italian sculptor Guglielmo Veccietti-Massacci to create his first works in stone. Since then he has concentrated on sculpture with native stones and motifs. He also loves the connection between stone, iron and steel.