Siegfried Reich an der Stolpe
Stolp (Duitsland; nu Slupsk (Polen)) 1912-2001 Altea (Spanje)
Composition, mixed techniques on formica 20.7 x 29.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated '57
provenance: Klaus Kramer Gallery, Altea, Spanje.
The oeuvre of Siegfried Reich an der Stolpe shows a variety of styles. The artist studied in Berlin in the 1930s, where he was influenced by the work of two important expressionists: Max Pechstein and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. This was followed by a period in which surrealistic paintings were created, but also the first abstract works. After the war Reich an der Stolpe wanted to make a new artistic start and searched for a new, non-existent visual language. The Cobra group saw kinship with their work and in 1951 invited Reich an der Stolpe for a joint exhibition in Liège. In the 1960s the artist moved to Altea in Spain; he continued to paint here, with abstract expressionism as the main stream in his work.
insurance value: € 1,800.-
starting bid: € 800.-