1950 born in Basel (CH), lives and works in Basel and Maggia (CH)
1969-1977 studied painting at the Basel School of Art and Design,
Master student of the Italian painter Beppe Assenza
1969 Various study trips to Italy
Since 1978 works in his studios in Basel and Maggia (CH)
1980-1986 First trips to Asia: Japan and Taiwan
Since 1992 studio in St. Petersburg and various exhibitions in Russia
Stepahn Spicher works since 1978 in his studios in Basel and Maggia, near Locarno - concentrated on painting and drawing. During his travels and working stays in Asia, Russia and Indochina Spicher finds again and again approaches and inspirations for his central theme Blooming - fading "Blooming and fading seems to be one, something that I Can't separate from each other." His entire oeuvre is subject to a continuous change and from the general question of life and the search for the forces forces that are behind everything - which energies are it that cause that bring about movement and change?
His works are in collections including Ludwig Museum - St. Petersburg, Hashimoto Museum Kyoto, Villa dei Cedri , Bellinzona, il Rivellino, Locarno and many more.
Spicher exhibited several years also at art Basel. His works have been shown in numerous international exhibitions.