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Siep van den Bergartist • painterWymbritseradeel 1913-1998 Amsterdam

biography of Sybren Ridsert 'Siep' van den Berg

Siep van den Berg began his artistic career as a house and decorative painter in Groningen, but when he lost his job in 1932 during the Depression, he decided to make a career switch to fine art. Initially he painted in an expressionistic-impressionistic style influenced by Jan Altink. After 1947, when he began spending part of each year in Paris, Van den Berg started to divide his picture planes into angular fields of colour, inspired mainly by the French Cubists and Mondrian. Around 1953 he moved to Amsterdam, where his work gradually moved away from realistic representation and evolved towards compositions built up of separate, wholly abstract shapes. Siep van den Berg was one of the few Dutch painters to make a name for himself in the post-war constructivist movement, which favoured rigid abstraction.


previously for salepaintings by Siep van den Berg


Siep van den Berg | A still life with fruit, oil on canvas, 60.0 x 50.0 cm, signed on the reverse and painted between 1952-1954

Siep van den Berg

painting • previously for sale

A still life with fruit, 1952-1954

Siep van den Berg | Composition, oil on canvas, 150.0 x 130.0 cm, signed on the stretcher with initials and painted in 1970's

Siep van den Berg

painting • previously for sale

Composition, 1970-1971

Siep van den Berg | Fishing boats on the beach of Cancale, Bretagne, oil on canvas, 64.8 x 80.0 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated '52

Siep van den Berg

painting • previously for sale

Fishing boats on the beach of Cancale, Bretagne, 1952

Siep van den Berg | Fishing boats on the beach, South France, oil on canvas, 64.8 x 80.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '52

Siep van den Berg

painting • previously for sale

Fishing boats on the beach, South France, 1952

Siep van den Berg | Kompositie 'Hek', oil on canvas, 70.0 x 80.0 cm, signed on the stretcher and painted ca. 1960-1966

Siep van den Berg

painting • previously for sale

Kompositie 'Hek', ca. 1960-1966


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