Kunstaankopen, kunstbehoud, monografieën, exposities
Frans & Kapma Foundation

Gallery

There is so much marvellous art in this world. Art that wanders through
thoughts and the stories behind the thoughts. Here is a first impression
of art that fascinates us.

Discover the artists represented in the FRANS & KAPMA COLLECTION.

01. Thijs Buit
02. Machiel Hopman
03. Geert Meijer
04. Helen Sieger
05. Hans van Herwijnen
06. Gradus Verhaaf
07. Ida Roekevisch
08. Johannes Meintjes
09. Jan Rozeboom
10. Jacques Krebbekx
11. Alfons Vermeir
12. Willem Paerels


'Pussycat'
Gouache, 47 x 28 cm
Signed: lower left 'Helen Sieger'

Her works are included in the
Sieger White Foundation.
Helen Sieger (1911-2010)

In 1948 Helen Sieger-White (born in New York, 1911) comes to the Netherlands so she can follow the study of sculpture at the State Academy of Art in Amsterdam. Under the influence of her husband, Fred Sieger (1902-1999), she started painting. Helen discovered a strong need to use colour in her works. Thus at the end of the 50's she decided to only make paintings.

Mostly she makes gouaches, sometimes also oil on canvas paintings. These paintings often depict people, mostly women. Helen refers to her work as 'figurative, not realistic. Perhaps even childish or naive.' Helen once said in an interview 'I think my starting points are creativity and spontaneity.' That is the power of her work. Look upon her people and you can clearly perceive the emotion, the doubtlessness, the motives and sometimes the meaninglessness of life. We often see the gouache 'pussycat' (Helen always gives English titles to her works) and remember the words: 'Life is difficult, the second you get some insight, you die.' Helen said this in 1994.

In 2009 we see Helen Sieger at the exposition of her late husband Fred Sieger's paintings. Filled with energy Helen told us that she was still painting; abstracts in particular. In her monograph Helen says 'painting gives me a goal in life. If people do not have a goal, their mind will decay.' Helen Sieger paints in a spontaneous, uninhibited way. Colours more so than shapes reflect the feelings of the moment. The paintings do this in an original and recognizable manner.

Unfortunately Helen passed away on March 1, 2010 in her Zevenaar residence.