1891-1962

Herbert Fiedler

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a painter
between Germany and Holland

Il aimait l’Allemagne, mais il dut fuir les nationaux-socialistes. C’était un peintre figuratif, mais la mesquinerie de tout ce qui pouvait ressembler à du barbouillage naturaliste lui faisait horreur. Pendant toute sa vie, Herbert Fiedler a été assis entre deux chaises. Si on ajoute à cela des circonstances défavorables et des conditions de vie difficiles, on comprendra pourquoi il n’a pu véritablement percer de son vivant.

Cruising Destination Ideas

Herbert Fiedler was born in Leipzig in 1891. While he was studying (at the recommendation of Liebermann and Trübner) at the Royal Academy of Art in Dresden, he got to know George Grosz and shared a flat and studio with him in Berlin in 1912.

In 1913, however, Fiedler felt drawn to Paris, which at the time was the metropolis of art. There he lived in the heart of Montmartre, drew at the Académie Colarossi and became acquainted with Jules Pascin, Karl Hofer and many others at the Café du Dôme. The start of the First World War forced him to return to Germany, and he ended up at the Eastern Front, where he was wounded.

The young artist spent the Twenties in Berlin. It was a difficult time; Fiedler made the acquaintance of artists such as Max Pechstein and Bertolt Brecht and struggled along with all sorts of jobs. For instance, he spent two years working for the UFA film studios as a set painter and poster designer.

A Painter’s Years of Travel:
Fiedler in Berlin and Paris

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The Herbert Fiedler Foundation

The aim of the Herbert Fiedler Project Foundation is to make a larger number of people familiar with the life and works of the painter Herbert Fiedler, against the backdrop of the times he lived in, which were eventful, both historically and in terms of the evolution of art.
“His world radiates a warm completeness in which the erotic plays as great a part as passion and death. Fiedler was searching for life and reality, and his style, his own Baroque Expressionism, was inextricably linked with it. Through his works he will survive amongst us as a man who is a unified whole: an exceptionally unscathed, pure and independent artist.”
Algemeen Handelsblad, 27 February 1962
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– Edgar Cohen