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.

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


'Double portrait', 1974
Gouache, 50 x 70 cm,
Signed: upper right 'sieger '74'
Frits Sieger Jr (1925-2013)

Why a painting attracts you is often not easy to explain. For example this gouache. Do we recognize something of ourselves in this double portrait? Is there any similarity or do we project everything that is chaotic in ourselves in this art work with intense colours? The couple also radiates a certain tenderness, perhaps love. Furthermore you can also perceive in the characters some shyness and amazement about everything that happens around them. Fascinating!

This painting has hung for years in a government office. On the back are some details about its origin: 'Tax authorities/CFD/Art Collection/70807' and more. How many officials have got inspiration and perhaps energy from the painting?

When the government takes farewell of it in 2007 we buy the artwork and give it a new frame, museum glass and an acid-free passe-partout.

The artist is a grandnephew of the in 1999 deceased Fred Sieger (see nr.78 of this gallery). They are quite often confused; after all both are called 'F. Sieger' and, to complicate things, Fred (Frederick) Sieger was also called 'Frits' by his family and friends. In addition to their own style the artworks can be recognized by the signature. Frits Sieger junior signs with 'Sieger' and his uncle 'Fred Sieger', sometimes only with 'Sieger' but later with 'Sieger van Zevenaar' to prevent any misunderstanding. That the father of Frits is also an artist (sculptor) and is called Frits (Frederik) Sieger (1893-1990), does not make things easier. Both seniors became 97 years old, so they belong to a 'strong' family.

Frits Sieger junior is born in Amsterdam, works and lives there until 1958 and then leaves for Menton (South of France), where he wins second prize at the Biennale. Since 1961 he stays frequently in Amsterdam again. He is educated at the School of Applied Arts Quellius in the capital and also get lessons from his uncle Fred and from H. A. van der Wal. He paints, watercolours, draws, lithographs and makes glass mosaics in a style called 'new figurative'. His daughter Annette Sieger is also an artist and builds websites. Yes, the family Sieger has undeniably artists blood in the veins.

Also view: www.fritssieger.nl