Kunstaankopen, kunstbehoud, monografieën, exposities
Frans & Kapma Foundation


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.

73. Joseph Mous
74. Jacques Mels
75. P.N. van de Wall Perné
76. Liesbeth Rahder
77. Willy Sluiter
78. Fred Sieger
79. Ciano Siewert
80. Harrie Lenferink
81. F.A. van Oostveen
82. Willy Fleur
83. Anton Heyboer
84. Bart de Graaf

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Mixed technique, 32,7 x 21 cm,
Signed: middle below 'sieger v. zev.'
Fred Sieger (1902-1999)

Fred Sieger has himself constantly renewed during his life of almost a century. As an autodidact - his only teacher was Henk Melgers - he starts figurative, but gradually he goes on the way to lyrical abstraction. After a career in banking he becomes a full-time artist in 1928. Three years later he joins the Amsterdam artists association 'The Independents' and participates in several group exhibitions. After World War II he has solo exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, followed by others, in the Benelux, but also far beyond. In 1948 his work is sent to the Venice Biennale, which means his final breakthrough.

From 1951 to 1967 he teaches at the Arnhem Academy of Art to, inter alia, Klaas Gubbels, Kees van Bohemen and Jan Cremer. Together with his third wife, the artist Helen Sieger-White, he moves to Zevenaar. Because his cousin Frits has the same initials, Fred signs from now on with 'Sieger from Zevenaar'. Great success he experiences in Denmark, where he exhibits over twenty years, solo, but also together with Karel Appel, Pierre Alechinsky and Asger Jorn. One critic calls his work 'coloristic chamber music'.

Around 1980 in the Netherlands grows the interest in him again and the exhibitions follow one another in rapid succession. Art critic Hans Redeker exults in 1982: "We can finally speak of a true return to his native city (...) There people can meet one of the most talented personalities among the painters of his generation (...). An artist who knows how to evolve over the years, without kowtowing to snobbery, even younger because freer and richer in a pictorial, autonomous language."

Fred Sieger paints intuitively. Important source of inspiration is his garden: "What I see happening there, see emerge (...)." His work is included in important collections, such as the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the MMK in Arnhem, the Rabobank, the ABNAmro and Peter Stuyvesant (meanwhile collapsed).

This pleasant piece of art, in which you again and again discover new things - a face, a landscape, a garden - is a monoprint: a technique in which only one copy can be made. On a glass plate the image has painted and while the paint is still wet, it will be printed on paper, whereby the paint fans out.