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Biography
Heinrich Siepmann 1996

1904

Born in Mülheim a.d. Ruhr

First impulses to study painting at the Folkwang-Museum in Essen and through the friendship with the artist Max Schulze - Sölde in the 1920s

 
Heinrich Siepmann circa 1920

1925 - 27

Studies under the professors Urbach, Kriete and Enseling at the Folkwangschule in Essen

ab 1928

Works as a free artist and lives in Berlin, Xanten, Kassel, Munich and Amsterdam

Paints still-lives and landscapes

 
WV-Nr.: 1, "Berlin Houses", 1931, oil on canvas, 43 x 61 cm

1936 - 40

Stipends and commissions for copies of the Old Masters hanging in Heilbronn, Alte Pinakothek Munich and the Kassel Gallery

1938

State School of Applied Art (Academy) Nuremberg


1941 - 45

Soldier in Flanders, France, Italy - prisoner of war


1948

Founding member of the group "Young West" (Gustav Deppe, Thomas Grochowiak, Ernst Hermanns, Emil Schumacher, Heinrich Siepmann und Hans Werdehausen)

 
group "Young West" circa 1950
 
Crosses over from landscapes and still-lifes to non-objektive painting
 
WV-Nr.: 78, "Comp. with yellow form", 1948, oil on canv., 26 x 39 cm

1953

Member of the West German Union of Artists


1954

"Young West Prize" in Recklinghausen

 
Exhibition in the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen 1956

1956

Member of the German Union of Artists

 
WV-Nr.: 303, "Flaming Red", 1960, oil on wood, 59 x 48 cm

1962

Ruhr Prize for Art and Sience in Mülheim a.d. Ruhr

 
Heinrich Siepmann with his son Heinrich Johannes 1964

1979

Karl Ernst Osthaus Prize in Hagen


1979

Artists of Düsseldorf Prize

 
WV-Nr.: 676, "B 31 / 1978", oil on canvas, 155 x 110 cm

1980

Visits the Villa Romana in Florence


1981

Grand Prix at the third International Biennale for Graphic Printing in Seoul / South - Korea

 
Thomas Grochowiak, Norbert Kricke and Heinrich Siepmann 1983

1994

Honorary Ring of Mülheim a.d. Ruhr

 
WV-Nr.: 1124, "B 12 / 1995", oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

1997

Ida Gerhardi Prize in Lüdenscheid

 
WV-Nr.: 1209, "B 6 / 1998", oil on canvas, 100 x 190 cm

Peter Royen, Norbert Thomas and Heinrich Siepmann 2000

 

Heinrich Siepmann died 2002 in Mülheim a.d. Ruhr

 


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