Cottages, 1928 signed 'Siegriest' (lower right) oil on board 15 x 18in overall: 23 1/2 x 26 1/2in
PROVENANCE: Collection of Robert H. Aichele, Sacramento, California
EXHIBITED: California State University, Sacramento School of Arts, Society of Six: Northern California Plein-Air Artists of the Early Twentieth Century, Inaugural Exhibition for the new University Library Gallery, April 4 July 27, 2002. Belmont, Notre Dame de Namur University, Wiegand Gallery, The Society of Six: American Masters of Color, March 11 - April 19, 2003.
LITERATURE: California State University, Sacramento, School of Arts, Society of Six: Northern California Plein-Air Artists of the Early Twentieth Century, Inaugural Exhibition for the new University Library Gallery, Sacramento, 2002, illustrated.
In The Society of Six: California Colorists, Nancy Boas writes: "Siegriest participated in the first Oakland Art Gallery annual exhibition in 1922 and continued to show in it for fifty years. . . . Small houses were among Siegriest's favorite subjects during the twenties. No matter where he wasin Oakland, Seattle, Dallas, or Milwaukeehe gravitated toward the same cottages, farmyards, and lollipop trees, playing with lines of force disguised as architecture and enlivening surfaces with scribbles and dots of color. His handling was sprightly, almost naive, and schematic. Siegriest remembers that in the early 1920s his inspiration, other than that from Gile, came from the Fauves."