|Auction: 24 November – 2 December 2021, 6 p.m.|
|The first lot expires at 6pm.|
The monographically curated online auction is dedicated to the work of landscape painter Siegward Sprotte. With an offering of approximately 80 paintings and works on paper, VAN HAM is able to offer an outstanding compilation that emphasizes not least the highly abstracted and reduced working method with calligraphic quality.
The life of the painter, author and philosopher Siegward Sprotte, born in Potsdam in 1913, was marked by his special relationship with nature. He took painting lessons from Karl Hagemeister at the age of 17 and studied with Emil Orlik at the Academy of Art from 1931, initially painting in the manner of the Old Masters. The studies with Emil Orlik and the introduction to Far Eastern painting, study trips to the South, but also life in Sylt guided his own work to a caligraphic, abstracted style of painting. Landscape and nature became his main motifs. Despite sometimes clear abstraction, the subjects remain recognizable as such, but lose topographical references. In this way, viewers can individually establish relationships with Sprottes motifs, so that the colorful work stands out for its strong subjective character. Among the painter's most frequent motifs are picturesque floral still lifes, landscapes, especially dunes and the sea, or the so-called "high heavens". In our current ONLINE ONLY auction you can find an interesting selection of motifs exemplary of the painter, who achieved international fame with his own style. For example, his works are represented in the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco as well as in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.
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