Louis Moilliet

Louis Moilliet (1880 Berne - 1962 Vevey), a Swiss expressionist and member of the Blauer Reiter, initiated the legendary Tunisreise with August Macke and Paul Klee in 1914. In 1919, he visited Hesse and often went painting with him in and around Montagnola.

The two subsequently remained lifelong friends. Hesse confessed that "during the time when I was half painter, I was influenced by Moilliet." He immortalized him in the story Klingsors letzter Sommer as Louis the Cruel, a man who "fully understood his art, whose own art was close to his and equal to it." In 1943, the collection of stories illustrated by Moilliet - Am Weg - was published.