(1899 - 1989)
Louis Bassi Siegriest was active/lived in California. Louis Siegriest is known for modernist landscape, illustrator.
Biography Louis Siegriest
A commercial artist and fine-art painter whose styles ranged from
Impressionism, Fauvism to Mixed-Media Abstraction, Louis Siegriest had
a long, distinguished career including association in the 1920s with a
California Bay Area group called the Society of Six. Members
rebelled against the prevalent sombre Tonalism of William Keith and the
genteel Classicism of Arthur Mathews.
He was born to a father
who drove the first horse-drawn streetcars in Oakland and then made a
fortune in the heating oil business with acetylene gas machines for
gaslights. Louis lived his entire life in the family mansion
where he was born in north Oakland and later raised his own family
including a son, Lundy, who became a well-known art
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