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Siegfried Fritz Haase (1916-1996)

The following information was provided by the artist's daughter Ingrid:

Born September 1 in Stolp, Pomerania, Germany.  Religion: Lutheran.  Father: Reinhold Hermann Franz Haase; Mother: Minna Albertine Emma, b. Retzke.  Four Sisters: Traute, Anna, Christel, Eleonore.  Traute and Christel were lost in flight in the Spring of 1945 when the boat of refugees leaving Danzig harbour was torpedoed.  At the time Christel was pregnant and had her two small children, Burkhard and Marianne, with her.

The artist was always proud of the fact that as a teen he had carried Max Pechstein's paint box.  As a teenager Haase hiked through the lake region including the Leba lake and the Garder Lake, famous for its dunes and the artists who spent their summers there painting.  H. made friends with the farmers and fishermen of the area and with a picture paid for lodging and food.  Some of these acquaintances became friends, and when during the war Haase's wife and child had to flee Berlin due to the incessant bombings they often stayed with these friends near Garder lake.

During the summer months between 1921 and 1945 Max Pechstein stayed in Leba, but in Rowe between 1927 to 1932.  

While in this area H. also pursued his passion for gliding.  He earned all the various diplomas in this sport.
Education, 1930 - 1939
Handelschule, Stolp, Pomerania - Decorator, April 30, 1930 - January 1, 1932.

Apprenticeship and School of Typographie und Gebrauchswerbung (Advertising), Stolp, Pomerania (January 1932 - January 1935).

Student in Commercial Art, Stolp, Pomerania (March 1935 - September 1936).  During these years, before going to Berlin to continue his studies, the artist worked at the Gustav Zeeck Kaufhaus in Stolp as an interior designer.

In order to give Stolp a facelift, the city advertised a competition for a design for a fountain to be placed in one of the town squares, and for designs for carved street signs.  Haase won the street sign competition.  The City of Stolp paid Haase's tuition at the Kunstakademie in Berlin (1936-1939), otherwise he would not have been able to study.  He stayed with relatives in Berlin.  His family in Stolp regularly sent him food packages, which, if they reached him were much diminished.  His family advised him to look for his own room and so he changed his address.

September 1936 - April 1939 ... Vereinigte Staatsschulen für freie und angewandte Kunst, Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany.  Atelier Student - June 1937; Master Student - April 1939.  Master Student with Professor Ferdinand Spiegel (Portrait, Figure, Illustration).  Other professors were:  Carl Michel (Free Graphic, Etching, Lithography),  Kurt Wehlte (Technique of Painters, Restoration, Colour Chemistry, Graphics, Fresco),  Werner Hadank (Graphic, Design, Type, Book),  Gustav Hilbert,  Erik Richter,  Tobias Schwab,  Wilhelm Tank (Anatomy), Otto Douglas-Hill (Form, Design, Pottery, Hand Tile).

The family was told that Haase was one of the youngest students that his professor had ever accepted in the master program.

Semesters attended: Winter 1936/37, Winter 1937/38, Summer 1938, Winter 1938/39. (School Transcript)

After an incident at school, when Haase expressed his opinion, he was dismissed, but his professor told him to take that time as a leave of absence and come back for the following semester - he did not want him to waste his talent.  Haase said that as punishment he had to spend some time working many hours a week at the post office.

In 1933 Käthe Kollwitz had been forced out of the academy.  Haase was proud that as a student he had had the chance to work in her studio.

Spring 1939
Married Hedwig Maria Doering, March 7.

Continued his studies at the academy in Brussels but this plan was terminated by the war.

September 1, 1939 -1945
Luftwaffe - weather station as a radio operator and war artist in Belgium and Northern France.  Painted murals in hospitals, also taught handicrafts.

On September 5, 1940 his first daughter, Ingrid Monika was born.
At one point Haase walked away unscathed from his airplane which had crashed / been shot down. 

Towards the end of 1944 and the beginning of 1945, since the Eastern part of Germany had been rather more quiet during the war than the West, Haase transferred all of his paintings from Berlin and France to Stolp, thinking they would be save there.  But all of his work of the previous 15 years was lost in the take-over of Pomerania during the Russian invasion.  His youngest sister said that the apartment was crammed full with paintings.  The furniture had to be moved so that the paintings could be stacked against the walls.  Even at that time H. preferred to work on large canvases.  She also said that there were quite a few flower paintings as well as several folders containing many water colors.  Neither of these two genres are that evident in his later work  in Canada.

Four paintings were saved the Boy with Dog, and Still Life with Ceramic Jug, both from 1932 when he was 16 years old, as well as two paintings done in Brussels, Cathedral (Brussels), 1943, and the other one which depicted a Brussels' town square in Winter.  These had been saved because they had been given as presents to the friends near the Garder Lake where the artist painted and flew gliders as a young man.  The latter painting hung in our apartment in Schlangenbad, Taunus, between 1947 to 1952.  When we left for Canada H. gave that painting to Pfarrer Josef Schaller, the parish priest.  Later on Pfarrer Schaller wrote to the family that he had submitted the painting to an art show in Frankfurt and that it had won a prize.  A pen and ink Self Portrait, 1936, was also saved.

1945 -1952
After the war when Haase's company of about ten soldiers walked back from France into Germany they were apprised by a group of American soldiers who were prepared to shoot them right there and then.  H's group was saved at the last moment by American officers who happened onto the scene.

Worked at the American Rocker Club, Wiesbaden, as bar tender, and jack of all trades. He built soap box cars for the club to enter into competitions.  When some of the American soldiers at the club found out that he was an artist they had him paint their portraits to take home with them as souvenirs. 

May 21, 1947 his second daughter, Barbara Maria, was born.

Worked as a free lance artist, interior design, murals in industrial buildings, theatre design, Wiesbaden and Mainz, Hessen, Germany.  Worked for Bühnenbau Herwig (UTA Film). Wiesbaden (March - October 1951).  During the late 1940's H. bought himself a small motorcycle so that he could come home from work more regularly.  One night on his way home from Wiesbaden the car in front of him killed a rabbit.  H. got off his cycle, brought the rabbit home, and the family had rabbit stew that Sunday.

Painted an outdoor mural for the Summer fair at St. Josef Gymnasium, Geisenheim / Rheingau.  Made flower post cards (linoleum cut) to be sold by the students to help with the rebuilding of their gymnasium destroyed during the war.

On various annual city registration cards recorded between 1945 and 1952, he lists his jobs as "Barhelfer, Graphiker, Innendekorateur, Graphiker und Plakatenmaler, Dekorateur, Schriftenmaler, Künstler".  Friends and family acknowledged that no job was beneath him and so he worked in the fields harvesting asparagus, or built a big picture window in the slanted ceiling of the room in which we lived in Villa Christa, Schlangenbad, Taunus.

Emigrated to Canada.  Arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 14.  He worked his way across the ocean on a freighter.  His wife and daughter Barbara had obtained places on a boat when other passengers canceled their tickets.  Daughter Ingrid stayed in Germany at school.  H. had no work in Canada and did not know what would happen there.

1952 - 1957
Eastern Photo Engravers, Halifax, Nova Scotia (November 1952 - February 1957).
The working conditions were not very good.  He said, although he was the only one in this company who had professional training, he was paid very poorly.  While at the EPE he trained a young German immigrant who had absolutely no knowledge of this profession.  After a couple of weeks the company fired Haase because they had this younger man whom they could pay even less (personal communication), but Haase already had a job with Maritime Photo Engravers Limited.

Baptized into the Catholic Church in 1953.  Reverend Melanson, St. Paul's Church, Herring Cove, NS.  Confirmed: June 28, 1953, His Excellency, Most Rev. A. B. Leverman, D.D.  Confirmation name: Paul.

At one point during those five years he received a very good job offer from a company in Saint John, New Brunswick.  He went to work there and the family was to follow within the next two weeks.  He returned before that time because he preferred to live in Halifax.

In order to make ends meet he took on private jobs such as sewing furniture coverings and curtains, help renovate a schooner, paint signs for businesses and churches, etc.  Was active in the community and the church, which meant helping to clean, paint and renovate the local school and church whenever necessary, during vacation time.

Converts an abandoned garage into a four room house (the family called it "unsere Hundehütte", our doghouse) where they lived for the next eight years.  During this time property is acquired in St. Paul's Ave. and Haase builds his own house.  He organized his studio in part of the basement which has a very high ceiling and East facing windows.

When Haase first came to Canada, besides taking English Classes he signed up for a Life Drawing class.  The model that posed for the class always kept her underwear on (see also Souey, First, p. 131).  Haase quit the class and organized life study classes in his home for any of the interested local artists.  232 renditions of the nude in various media are known: oils: 17,  pastels: 16, charcoal: 46, etching: 2, pencil: 90, woodcuts: 4.

In the beginning obtaining supplies was difficult if not impossible.  First he did not have the money, but some supplies were also difficult to come by in Halifax.  Some of his early paintings have been painted on potato sacking.  The machine for his lithographs he built himself instead of sending to the States for the expensive version.  He scrounged the lime stone needed for the prints from boats in Halifax harbor.  The stones had been used for ballast.  He then organized classes to demonstrate the use of the machine for making lithographs (see MacKeeman,  "Innovative Printmaking"Visual Arts News 1/3, Spring 1977, 11).

1957 - 1964
Maritime Photo Engravers Limited, Halifax, NS, March 1957 - September 1964.

Received Canadian citizenship on March 5 (# 212,448).

Designed and made the props for a high school production of Aida at Mt. St. Vincent Academy, Rockingham, Halifax, NS.

During the 1960's Haase works on some government contracts at Louisbourg, Cape Breton.  While in that region he paints a mural in a restaurant in North Sydney.

Builds a float for a Halifax parade - a stork carrying 5 babies - illustrating the amalgamation of surrounding towns with Halifax.

Asked to be an Associate Professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art (and Design)  by Donald Cameron Mackay, to teach graphic techniques, printmaking, illustration.  September 1964 - 1982.  Retired in 1982 but continued to work on contract until he moved to Cambridge, ON, in September 1984.

Haase and his wife went to Germany for the Summer.  This was the first time that they had returned to visit their families in Germany after leaving there in 1952.  The picture of H's Mother was done during that visit.  While they visited Berlin, Haase contacted Hans Scholz, who had also been a master student with Ferdinand Spiegel, and who was very surprised to see Haase alive.  He and the other former students had thought Haase to be lost in action.  Scholz even said that he had put Haase into one of his novels as having been killed during the war.  My parents could not remember the title of the novel and although I tried to find out, I never did, but Am grünen Strand der Spree deals with that topic.

Haase's wife suffered a near fatal car accident in November.

Haase starts planning for his next sabbatical which he wishes to spend at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany.

As mentioned above, Kurt Wehlte (Technique of Painters, Restoration, Colour Chemistry, Graphito, Fresko) was one of his professors at the Academy in Berlin.  Wehlte's classic : Werkstoffe und Techniken der Malerei, was translated into English by Ursus Dix, the son of Otto Dix, whom Haase greatly admired.  Haase and Ursus Dix met in 1971, while Mr. Dix was in Halifax on a visit and was working as a conservator at the National Gallery in Ottawa.  (Letter from Ursus Dix to Ingrid M. Haase).

Haase suffers a major stroke on December 25.  Although, he recovers well physically, he continues to suffer from aphasia until his death.

Haase had been preparing for several years for a major solo exhibition which was organized by Robert Dietz at Saint Mary's University Art Gallery,  Halifax, NS,  March 27 - April 24:  Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Siegfried Haase.  Opening program: Self Portrait with Lupin, oil;  brochure: Boy, woodcut.  This exhibit traveled to 20 Maritime communities.  Saint Mary's University Extension Gallery,  Miner's Museum,  Glace Bay, NS, May 31- June 11, 1972 brochure; also brochure used by SMU Art Extension Program, picture on cover Boy, woodcut, (Photo in newspapers: Hooking the Worm, Walk in Spring Storm, oils).

In the 1960's and 1970's Haase dealt with the Rye Cove Gallery, Tantallon, NS, which had been taken over by Mr. and Mrs. Banks.  When the gallery closed in 1983 the following pictures were returned:  Woodcuts: Boy (7/12), Fisher Children (3/20, 5/20, 2/20, 4/20), Walk in the Spring Storm (3/20, 5/20, 2/20), St. James (4/5, 5/5), The Miracle (Artist Proof, 9/10), The Night (Artist Proof).  Oils: Lawrencetown Shore, Summer Vacation, Stroll in the Public Gardens, Shubie Farm, The Farm, Nova Scotia Fall.  Watercolor: Before the Race.  Lithograph: Two Faces.

October Walk [oil, 1966] selected from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's Centennial Permanent Collection for reproduction on the cover of the Martitime Telephone  & Telegraph Company's 1981/1982 Telephone Book.

Officially Haase retires from the NSCAD, but continues working on contract, teaching Drawing, until he moves to Ontario in 1984.

"TAR Portfolio: Siegfried Haase" Antigonish Review (Summer 1984) Reproduction of 11 prints.

Pope John Paul II visited Halifax in September.  Haase's painting Our Lady of Czechostowa was selected to hang in the papal suite during the visit.  

Hedwig Maria Haase dies on September 18, after a triple by-pass operation performed at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, NS.

Haase moves to Cambridge, Ontario to live with his daughter Barbara (Bärbel) and her family.  He commutes daily to his studio in Kitchener, Ontario.  He is quite productive during this time.

April/May Haase visits his sole surviving sister Eleonore in Osnabrück, Germany.  Two paintings, German Town and Churches of Osnabrück are the result of this visit.

He  paints a mural for the new bus depot in Kitchener, and has an exhibit at Gallery & Library, Preston Branch, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, Ontario.  11 paintings are displayed.

During the Summer travels with friends, Rosi and Günther Brings, in a Volkswagen camper, through Quebec and the Maritimes.  Three paintings dealing with Quebec scenes are the result of these travels.

Again he visits his sister in Osnabrück, Germany and they spent about two weeks in Northern Italy.  This trip is the inspiration for seven paintings dealing with scenes of the Southern Tyrol Region around Meran.

In May he moves to Ottawa, Ontario and resides at the Glebe Centre until his death.  He goes for long walks every day and sketches the old houses in the Glebe area of Ottawa.  About 130 of these pencil sketches are extant.

Visits his friends Rosi and Günther Brings in Courtenay, BC and travels with them through British Columbia.

Bernard Riordon organizes an exhibit,  Keeping Faith: The Life and Work of Siegfried Haase, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, April 23-June 12.  John Murchie is the    Guest Curator and Horst Deppe the Guest Writer.

Siegfried Fritz Haase dies on June 6 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
August 30, 1996 - Invitation to a luncheon at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, after the Memorial Service at St. Paul`s Church in Herring Cove, NS.  Haase's paintings from the AGNS permanent collection are exhibited.

2001-2002   Canada's East Coast Fisheries, Canadian Museum of Civilization, April 5, 2001 to April 24, 2002.  The Signature piece of the exhibition was Fishermen (triptych, oil), the left panel depicting the two fishermen in the boat was chosen as the CMC's signature image used for banners, posters, cards and t-shirts, as well as their web page and on the title page of the Corporation`s Summary of the Corporate Plan (2001-2002 to 2005-2006); Summary of the Operating and Capital Budgets (2001-2002).

Worked in:
Germany:  Stolp, Berlin, Wiesbaden, Mainz
Belgium:  Brussels
France:  Paris
Canada:  Halifax, NS; Cambridge/Kitchener, Ottawa, ON

Lived in:
Stolp: Richthofenstraße 23  
Berlin:  Hollmannstraße 6, Berlin SW 68; Nollendorfstraße 7, Berlin W 30; Windscheitstraße 6.
Schlangenbad: Villa Goethe (1945-1947); Villa Christa (1947-1952) Rheingauerstraße.
Herring-Cove Road;  29 St. Paul's Ave., Herring Cove, Halifax Co., NS
1880 Earlwood Dr., Cambridge, ON  
Glebe Centre, 950 Bank St., Ottawa, ON
Solo Exhibitions:
1968   Heritage Museum Art Gallery,  Dartmouth, NS,  September 21-October 12,  brochure.  (Paintings displayed: Oils:  Sister, Stephen, Yellow House, Abandoned Farm, Evening Beach, Lone Dragger, High Summer, Three Fathom Harbour.  Woodcuts:  The Mirror, The Night, Miracle, Watching Boy.  Lithographs: Three Bathers, Self Portrait, Late Summer [3 colour]).
1970   Haase: oils, pastels and woodcuts.  Gallery One, Granville St., Halifax, NS.
1972   Siegfried Haase: Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints.  Saint Mary's University Art Gallery,  Halifax, NS,  March 27 - April 24;  opening program: Self Portrait with Lupin, oil;  brochure: Boy, woodcut.  This exhibit travelled to 17 Maritime communities.  Attached a list of paintings exhibited during this exhibition(?)
1972   Saint Mary's University Extension Gallery,  Miner's Museum,  Glace Bay, NS, May 31- June 11, brochure; also brochure used by SMU Art Extension Program, picture on cover Boy, woodcut, (Photo: Hooking the Worm, Walk in Spring Storm, oils).
1972   Siegfried Haase, Centennial Library,  Bathurst, NB, August.  (Photo: Self portrait with Lupin, oil).
1972   Heritage Museum Art Gallery,  Dartmouth, NS, November, 22 paintings.
Sigi / Self portrait with Lupin, Still Life, Fishermen triptych, oils.
1975   Nova Scotia Art Bank purchased Spring in Herring Cove and Hedi.
1976   Siegfried Haase: Paintings and Prints, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, March 1-13, brochure
1982   October Walk [oil, 1966] selected from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's Centennial Permanent Collection for reproduction on the cover of the Martitime Telephone  & Telegraph Company's 1981/1982 Telephone Book.
1984   "TAR Portfolio: Siegfried Haase" Antigonish Review (Summer 1984) Reproduction of 11 prints.
Pope John Paul II visited Halifax in September.  Haase's painting Our Lady of Czechostowa was selected to hang in the papal suite during the visit.  
1986   Siegfried Haase: Paintings, Gallery Room, The Library, Preston Branch, Cambridge, ON, November 18-December 6, brochure. Invitation.  Paintings exhibited: Hallowe'en, Three Fathom Harbour II, Still Life with Boat, Butterfly, Siegfried Fritz Haase, Storm, Herring Cove, Still Life with Pottery, Panda Bears, Polar Bears, Three Nudes in a blue Landscape (oils), and three woodcuts.
1987   University of Ottawa, Faculty Club, February/March.
1994   Keeping Faith: The Life and Work of Siegfried Haase, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, April 23-June 12.  Self Portrait lithograph, used as a cover for the exhibition catalogue.  (Bell, Heidi and Julie.  Keeping Faith: The Life and Work of Siegfried Haase.  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 23 April through 12 June 1994.  This DVD gives a good overview of all the paintings in the exhibition).
Group Exhibitions:
Nova Scotia Society of Artists:
1956   30th. Annual Exhibition, April 9-21, Halifax Memorial Library   (Barbara, watercolour with starch)
1962   36th. Annual Exhibition, April 7-18, NSCA, brochure   (Ingrid, watercolour with starch)
1965   39th. Annual Exhibition, March 20-28, NSCA,    (The Mirror, woodcut)
1965   First Exhibition of Nova Scotia Artists, May, MacDonald House, London, England, sponsored by the Halifax Board of Trade, brochure  (The Night, Miracle, woodcuts)
1965-1966   served as a Member at Large on the Executive of the Nova Scotia Society of Artists.  1966 served on the Nominating Committee.
1966   40th. Annual Exhibition, March 14-30, NSCA, brochure   (Portrait of a Young Girl, oil, 1966)
1967   First Centennial Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture by Nova Scotia Artists, February 1-27,  Centennial Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, 23 paintings purchased by The Nova Scotia government to form the "Centennial Permanent Collection of Paintings of the Centennial Art Gallery".  Brochure,   (October Walk, oil); Judges: Lawren Harris and Alex Colville.  This exhibit travelled through Nova Scotia from February through October being exhibited in seventeen more art centres.
1967   41st. Annual Exhibition, March 6-17, NSCA, brochure;  March 20-April 8, Centennial Art Gallery, brochure   (High Summer, oil;   Girl in Blue, oil);   Haase was involved with organizing this exhibit;  Judges: Lawren Harris and Alex Colville
1967   Second Centennial Exhibition, June 1-29, Centennial Art Gallery,   (Island Children, oil)
1968   42nd. Annual Spring Exhibition, March 3-30, SMUAG; brochure  (Evening Beach;  Abandoned Farm, oils)
1969   Spectrum of Nova Scotia, August 1-28, Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts' Centennial Art Gallery, Curated by Allan MacKay,  (Cooper's Shop; Country Evening, oils)
1969   Annual Exhibition, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery,  June 1- August 31, brochure.  (Three Fathom Harbour, oil; Mirror, Miracle, and Watching Boy, woodcuts)
1972   Golden Jubilee Exhibit of the NSSA, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, August 21-September 15,   brochure   (Ansle, oil).  Haase served on the Executive Council of the NSSA.

1954 and 1955   Winnipeg
1960   Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers, Toronto.   (Reflections; Herring Cove, Nova Scotia, lithographs)
1962   Vancouver
1962   Calgary Graphics
 1965   10th. Annual Art Exhibition, August 13-15, Nova Scotia Festival of the Arts, Tatamagouche, NS, brochure.  Haase won first prize for Three Fathom Harbour, oil.  Judge: Père Henri De La Girodais, SJ.   Typed judge's report.
1966   Paintings, Handcrafts, Graphic Design - NS College of Art Faculty Exhibition, Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax, NS, (3 oils: Morning, Three Fathom Harbour [1965], Flowers [n.d.], Apples [n.d.],   Farmer's Ice Cream Folder [4 colour printing, n.d.] based on Haase's original illustrations.
1967   Exhibition by Members of the Faculty, NSCA, January 5-19, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS.  Exhibited  Brookville [oil, n.d.],  High Summer [oil, n.d.],  Swamp Awake [oil, n.d.], and  Maple Red [oil, n.d.]
1967   Siegfried Haase / Horst Deppe: Exhibition of Paintings: Oils, Watercolours, and Prints.  October 6-November 6, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery,  brochure: The Night, woodcut;  (Photo: Three Fathom Harbour, oil) (Pictures displayed: Mixed technique: Madonna.  Watercolours: Ingrid, Barbara.  Oils: Girl in Blue, Sister, Yellow and Red Flowers, Still Life with Basket, Sunflower,  Three Fathom Harbour, Hay Season, Sunset, High Summer, Red Maple, Waterlilies, Hallowe'en, Late Summer.  Woodcuts: The Mirror, Miracle, The Night. Lithographs: The Couple, Late Summer, Herring Cove.
1968   Siegfried Haase / Horst Deppe,  January/February,  Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, brochure.  Pictures displayed: Lithographs: Three Bathers, Girl at the Beach, Late Summer (coloured), Late Summer (b/w), Self Portrait, The Course.   Woodcuts: St. James the Greater, Hill-billy Bath, The Mirror,  Miracle, The Night.  Oils: High Summer, The Red Maple, Town Settlers.  Black Madonna (mixed madia).
1968   1968 Nova Scotia College of Art Faculty Exhibition.  12 February - 29 March Centennial Art Gallery, (Hay Season [oil, n.d.], Three Bathers [lithograph, 1967].
1968   Nova Scotia Painters.  June 2 to August 31, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery.
1968   Summer Exhibition, Centennial Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
1969   Paintings by Nova Scotia Artists.  June 2 to August 31, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery.
1970   Nova Scotia Artists: Paintings.  Saint Mary's University Student Centre.  June to September.  (Photo: Haase and wife with Premier G.I. Smith in front of October Walk, oil).
1970's and 1980's
... Haase worked with the Rye Cove Gallery.  The Rye Cove Gallery at Tantallon had been  taken over by the Banks in 1972.  April 26, 1983 the gallery closed and any pictures that had not been sold were returned..
Christmas Showing,   Rye Cove Gallery, 18 artists, announcement.
1971   Bridgton Art Show, Bridgton, Maine, October 16, brochure (Buffalo Herd, oil).
1971   Spryfield Festival of the Arts
 1972   Siegfried Haase / Horst Deppe, December 3-9,  Rye Cove Gallery, announcement;  (list of works displayed: oils: Evening Sky, Lawrencetown Beach,  Boat - Three Fathoms Harbour, Mermaid, Tranquility - Herring Cove,  Children on the Wharf, Trees and Butterflies, The Farm, Buffalo Herd, Bent Trees, Waterfall, Inlet, Victim, Still Life; pastel: Sitting Nude;  conte: Reclining Nude, Sniffles; etching: Life Study; lithographs: The Bathers, Herring Cove;  woodcut: Curriculum Vitae; etching: Town Tattlers.
1972   Nova Scotia Artists.  Gallery 1667, Halifax, NS, September,  (Rain Storm, oil)
1974  Travelling Art Exhibit, April 1-11, Centennial Art Gallery from the Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts, (Maple Leaf, oil; Spring Storm, woodcut).
1976   Maritime Art Association 40th. Anniversary Exhibition.  Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts' Centennial Art Gallery.  July 7-August 31.  Haase - Honourable Mention.  (Spring Storm, woodcut;  Carnival in Mexico, oils)
1978   42nd. Annual Competition and exhibition, April 28-May 20, SMUAG
1983   Nova Scotia Art Bank :Three Artists, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, March 4-16.  (Spring in Herring Cove, oil)
1983   Nudes,  May 12-28,  Dresden Galleries, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1985   Selected Prints and Drawings from the Collection, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia,  September, (Storm, woodcut) article and letter.
1991   everGreen under the sponsorship of the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON,  October 9 - November 1, 1991, celebrating the opening of the World Exchange Plaza, Ottawa, ON, (Buffaloes, oil).
1994   Nova Scotian Pictures: Art in Nova Scotia 1940-1966.  Dalhousie Art Gallery,  Sept.16 - Nov.20, 1994, catalogue   (October Walk, oil)
1995   Nova Scotian Pictures: Art in Nova Scotia 1940-1966.  The Leonard & Bina Art Gallery of Concordia University, Montreal, QC, September 21-October 19, press release;  Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, October/November (?).
1996   Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, after the Funeral Mass at St. Paul's Church, Herring Cove, lunch at the AGNS and exhibit of some of Haase's paintings, part of the permanent collection of the AGNS.
2001-2002   Canada's East Coast Fisheries, Canadian Museum of Civilization, April 5, 2001 to April 24, 2002.  The Signature piece of the exhibition was Fishermen (triptych, oil), the left panel depicting the two fishermen in the boat was chosen as the CMC's signature image used for banners, posters, cards and t-shirts, as well as their web page and on the title page of the Corporation`s Summary of the Corporate Plan (2001-2002 to 2005-2006); Summary of the Operating and Capital Budgets (2001-2002).

Murals, etc.
During the war and afterwards painted murals in hospitals, industrial buildings, stage design for the rebuilding of the German theatre.
1952 - St. Josef Gymnasium, Geisenheim / Rhein, mural on a wall in the park
1960 - Mt. St. Vincent Academy, Halifax, NS, - stage design and props for Aida
1960's - graphic sign work for the government project of the rebuilding of Louisbourg, NS (government contract);  mural for a restaurant in North Sydney, NS; float for a Halifax parade showing a stork and five new babies.  At the time there were discussions about the amalgamation of Halifax with some of the surrounding towns.
1986 - mural in the new bus depot, Kitchener, Ontario.

Ring bildender Künstler, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany, 1946-1952.
Amalgamated Lithographers of America, - June 13, 1957.
International Photo-Engravers' Union of North America, # 6427, March 29, 1956 to August 31, 1964.
Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers
Nova Scotia Society of Artists, 1959 -     
Served as a member at large on the Executive, 1965-1966.  Served on the Nominating Committee, 1966.  Served on the Executive Council, 1972.
The Maritime Art Association
Kitchener / Waterloo Art Gallery, 1985 - 1989
Friends of the National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, 1990 - 1996

First Prize at the 10th Annual Art Exhibition, Tatamagouche, August 13 - 15, 1965, for Three Fathom Harbour, oil.
First and Second Prize, Centennial Exhibition, Halifax, NS, 1967
Maritime Art Association - Purchase Award - c. 1974
Nova Scotia Art Bank - Permanent Collection
October Walk is selected from the AGNS Centennial Permanent Collection for the cover of the Maritime Tel & Tel 1982 Telephone Book.
Pope Paul II visits Halifax, NS, September 1984.  Our Lady of Czechostowa, oil, is chosen to hang in the papal suite.
Fishermen, triptych, oil, is selected as the signature piece of the exhibition Lifelines: Canada's East Coast Fisheries, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gateneau, QC, April 5, 2001 to April 24, 2002.
Fishermen, triptych, oil, centre panel is chosen by the Archdiocese of Halifax as its signature piece for its vocation work, posters, letterhead, mugs.

Public Collections:
Calgary, AB, Glenbow Museum:  Self Portrait, 1974 (# 73) (oil);  Hedwig and Siegfried, 1968 (# 217) (lithograph).

Corner Brook, NL, Memorial University of Newfoundland at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College:  Abandoned Farm, 1968 (#180) (oil).

Fredericton, NB, Beaverbrook Art Gallery:  Self Portrait, 1956 (#76);  Herring Cove, Nova Scotia II, 1955 (#141);  Coastline near Herring Cove, Nova Scotia, 1967 (#157);  Hedwig and Siegfried (The Couple), 1968 (#217);  Wharves, n.d. (#302),  (lithographs).  

Halifax, NS,  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia:  "New" Halifax, 1969 (#6);  Fishermen (triptych), 1971 (#'s 51, 52, 53);  Yellow Tree, 1969 (#67);  The Cooper's Shop, 1969 (#166);  Self-Portrait with Lupin, 1970 (#101);  October Walk, 1966 (#184); (oils).  Self Portrait, 1956 (#76);  Three Bathers, 1967 (#104);  Town Tattlers, n.d. (#112);  Late Summer, 1967 (#148);  (lithographs).  Boy, 1968 (#102);  St. James the Greater, A.D. 44 (triptych), 1967 (#110);  Walk in a Spring Storm, 1967 (#113);  Fisher Children, 1971 (#114);  The Night, 1965 (#115); (woodcuts);  S. Haase, Selbstbildnis (Self-Portrait), 1936 (#189) (ink on paper);  Donald C. Mackay (Caricature), n.d. (#280) (pen and ink on paper).

Centennial Committee on the Arts for the Province of Nova Scotia:  Island Children, 1966 (#258) (oil).

Dalhousie University Art Gallery and Law School:  Horace E. Read, Q.C., OBE, BA, LLB, SJD, LLD, 1967 (#312);  High Summer, 1966 (#181); (oils);  Late Summer, 1967 (#148) (lithograph).

Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery:  Untitled  (Landscape), 1967 (#291);  Sister Ingrid, 1966 (#111) (oils).

Nova Scotia Art Bank:  Hedi, 1956 (#293) (charcoal);  Spring Storm, 1973 (#139);  Spring in Herring Cove, 1966 (#186) (oils).

Ottawa, ON, Archives of the City of Ottawa: Ottawa Sketches, 1989-1996  (# 304) (150 pencil sketches mainly of the Glebe area).

Canadian Archives and Special Collections Branch,  Library and Archives Canada:  Siegfried Fritz Haase, 1982 (#74);   Self Portrait, 1982 (#75) (oil on panels);  Self Portrait, 1956 (#76);  Hedwig and Siegfried, 1968 (#217) (lithographs).

City of Ottawa:  School Grounds, 1987 (#229);  The Green Belt, 1987 (#232);  The Ottawa Market, 1986 (#220);  Freiman Mall, 1988 (#240);  At the Shopping Centre, 1987 (#228) (oils).

National Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives:  Haase fonds; wood blocks and prints; zinc plates.
Christmas Card Collection:  Three Children with Lanterns, 1968 (#285),  (no wood block extant).  Volkswagen Santa Claus, n.d. (#326) (1 wood block extant - blue, carved on the reverse of the red block of # 284 Girl and Boy with Fish).  Santa Claus comes by Rowboat, n.d. (#333), (no card but 3 blocks are extant - red, blue, black).  Girl and Boy with Fish, 1967 (#284), (4 blocks extant - red, blue, green and black).

Saint Paul University:  St. James the Greater, AD 44, 1967 (# 110);  Saint Paul's, n.d.  (# 277) (woodcuts).

University of Ottawa:  Meran, Italy, 1989 (# 255); Path leading past a Group of Trees in a Field, n.d. (# 331) (oils).

World Wildlife Federation:   Polar Bears, 1986 (#211).

St. Albert, AB, World Wildlife Federation,   Buffaloes  (Buffalo Herd), 1971 (#165).

Toronto, ON The Royal Conservatory,   Zither Player, 1984  (#78).

Waterloo, ON, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo:  Mennonite Woman, 1983 (# 35) (oil).

Artists in Canada.  Canadian Heritage Information Network: Digital Content Development and Heritage Resources,

Keeping Faith: The Life and Work of Siegfried Haase.  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 23 April through 12 June 1994.  John Murchie, Guest Curator, Horst Deppe, Guest Writer.  Organized by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.  Halifax , NS: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1994, ill. (Catalogue).

Maltzahn, Kraft E. von.  Nature as Landscape: Dwelling and Understanding.  Montreal, QC: McGill-Queens University Press, 1994, ill.

O'Neill, Mora Dianne.  The Artists' Halifax: Portraits of the Town and Harbour through 250 Years.  Halifax, NS: Formac Publishing Company Limited, 2003, ill.

O'Neill, Mora Dianne.  Nova Scotia Society of Artists: Exhibitions and Members 1922-1972.  Halifax, NS: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1997.

O'Neill, Mora Dianne.  Paintings of Nova Scotia, from the Collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.  Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing, 2004, ill.

Paikowsky, Sandra.  Images neo-écossaises:L'art de la Nouvelle-Écosse de 1940-1966 = Nova Scotian Pictures: Art in Nova Scotia, 1940-1966.  Halifax, NS: Dalhousie Art Gallery, 1994, ill, p. 8.

Riordon, Bernard.  Nova Scotia Art Bank.  Halifax, NS: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1982, ill., (catalogue).

Siegfried Haase fonds, Library and Archives,  National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON,

Soucy, Donald and Harold Pearse.  The First Hundred Years: A History of The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.  Fredericton, NB: University of New Brunswick Faculty of Education and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1993.

Stacey, Robert and Liz Wylie.  80/20: 100 Years of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.  Halifax, N.S.: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1988, p. 23, 70-72.

Stolp i. Pom.  Einwohnerbuch 1934, pp. 46-7, 310.
ULAN.  The Getty, Union List of Artist Names Online.

Deppe, Horst.  "German-Canadians: their Contribution to the Canadian Quality of Life:  Deutschkanadier und ihr Beitrag zur Lebensqualität in Kanada."  Der Gong (Herbst 1993) 7, ill.   (Self Portrait with Lupin, oil).

"Grebel 2009-2010 Annual Report."  Grebel Now, 26/3 (Spring Term 2010) 4 & 7.

Haase, Ingrid M. und Dina Teitelbaum.  "Haase, Siegfried Fritz."  in Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (AKL): Die Bildenden Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker.  München: De Gruyter Verlag, 2010, Bd. 67, Haarer-Hahs, 52-53.

Huber, Eva.  "German-Canadian Artist Siegfried Haase: Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia."  Deutschkanadischer Kongreß (Frühling 1994) 16, ill.  (Self Portrait, lithograph; Herring Cove, colour lithograph).

Laurette, Patrick Condon.  "Selected Prints and Drawings from the Collection."  AGNS Journal (1985) p.10, ill. (Storm, woodcut).

MacKeeman, Karl.  "Innovative Printmaking and Homespun Methods."  Visual Arts News 1/3 (Spring 1977) 11.

Murchie, John.  "Here & There, Now & Agin, Regions end where Countries begin."   Art Libraries Journal 23/4 (1997) 16-23.

Murchie, John.  "John Murchie."  Inform 38/1 (January/June 2009) 18-19.

Murchie, John.  "Keeping Faith: the Life and Work of Siegfried Haase."  AGNS Journal
11/1 (March-August 1994) 16.

"TAR Portfolio: Siegfried Haase."  The Antigonish Review #58 (Summer 1984) 32-45.

"Theatre and the Arts."  The Atlantic Advocate 63/5 (January 1973) 49-50.

Bell, Heidi and Julie.  Keeping Faith: The Life and Work of Siegfried Haase.  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 23 April through 12 June 1994.  (This DVD gives a good overview of all the paintings in the exhibition).

Dubois, Michelle.  Ziggy the Artist.  Interview on Regional Contact.  Aired June 8, 1991,  CJOH-TV (on-air identity is CTV, verbally referred to as CTV Ottawa).

Newspaper Articles:
Times (London, England),  April 24, 1965, 40 paitings by Nova Scotia artists, opening May 3, Hon. Lionel Chevrier, High Commissioner for Canada.  Organized by the Halifax Board of Trade and the Nova Scotia Society of Artists.

Maund, Mona Mitchell.  "Three Week Art Show by Haase."  Halifax Mail Star,  September 21, 1968.

Maund, Mona Mitchell.  "Dartmouth Museum features talents of a local artist."

"Provincial Artists' Works being displayed."  Halifax Mail Star, June 2, 1969.

Pierce, Gretchen.  "Thousands of Visitors flock to Citadel Hill Art Gallery."  Halifax Mail Star, August 21, 1969, p. 14,  photo: Cooper's Shop, oil.

November 24, 1969, brochure, reception for the unveiling of Dr. Read's portrait.

Halifax Chronicle Herald, November 25, 1969, (Photo: Dr. Read and wife standing in front of the judge's portrait painted by Siegfried F. Haase).

Nova Scotia Artists: Paintings.  Saint Mary's University Student Centre.  Halifax Mail Star, February 6, 1970  (Photo: Haase and wife with Premier G.I. Smith in front of October Walk, oil)

Pierce, Gretchen.  "Eye-catching content, poor presentation at Art College."  Halifax Mail Star (?)

Pierce, Gretchen, "Haase exhibition shows emotional range."  Halifax Mail Star, April 1, 1972 (Photo: Haase with guests in front of Fishermen, triptych, oil)

Cape Breton Post, Sydney, NS, May 16, 1972, (photo: Hooking the Worm, oil.)

Cape Breton Post, Sydney, NS, May 31, 1972,   (photo: Walk in Spring Storm, oil.)

Moncton New Brunswick Times, June 3, 1972 (re purchases by Dalhousie University and Memorial University from exhibition at Saint Mary's University Art Gallery.)

The Northern Light, Bathurst, NB, August 23, 1972, p.1, (photo: Self Portrait with Lupin.)

Pierce, Gretchen.  "Artists' Works reflect many moods of Nova Scotia."  Halifax Mail Star, September 25, 1972, p.22, (mentions Rain Storm).

"Haase art exhibit opens." Halifax Mail Star, November 1, 1972, p.5.

Chapman, Harry.  "His art worth seeing."  Halifax Mail Star, November 14, 1972, p.5, (Photo:  Sigi with Lupin,  Fishermen at Work, triptych, central panel,  Still Life, oils).

Pierce, Gretchen.  "Art in Halifax during 1972."  Halifax Mail Star, December 29, 1972.
"It was a year of high calibre exhibitions and artistic innovations." .... "Another important exhibition at St. Mary's was the one-man show by Siegfried Haase who demonstrated great emotional range in his work which is rooted in German expressionism."
The exhibit toured 20 Maritime communities.

The Atlantic Advocate, 63: 49-50, January 1973.

Pierce, Gretchen.  "New provincial gallery will have lasting memorial to artists' society." Halifax Mail Star, February 27, 1975, p.30.  14 paintings from the Nova Scotia Society of Artists donated to the Centennial Gallery shown at the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, (photo: Shows Haase with Misha German van Eck and Irma Teichert).

Pierce, Gretchen.  "Act not proclaimed but ....Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts to open Thursday."  Halifax Mail Star, June 19, 1975, p.36.   New gallery had acquired a woodcut by Haase.

Pierce, Gretchen.  "At the Galleries.  Ceramics steal show from Art Bank."  Halifax Mail Star, September 16, 1975.  Art Bank of Nova Scotia acquires charcoal portrait of Hedi by Haase (title not Heidi)

"Nova Scotian art brightens 1982 phone book covers."  The bulletin 13/12 (November 20, 1981) ill.  (Photo:  October Walk, oil)

Kennedy, Garry.  "Teachers Honoured."  Halifax Mail Star,  June 21, 1982, p.29, (photo Garry Kennedy, Haase and wife and the Quinns celebrating Haase's and Quinn's retirement from the NSCAD).

Cambridge Reporter,  November 13, 1986, p.14, two notices re exhibit.

"At the Gallery."  Cambridge paper?  November 1986
"Lifestyles."  Cambridge paper?  November 22, 1986  (photo - Haase in front of Polar Bears, oil).

Barnard, Elissa.  "Broadworth, Haase go solo.  Exhibits span 60 years of Art History."  The Chronicle Herald, May 20, 1994  (photo: The Cooper's Shop, oil).

Kuntz, Edith.  "Leben und Werk von Siegfried Haase." Kanada Kurier (14 April 1994) 10
(Self portrait, Three Bathers, lithographs; The Night, woodcut).

Der Gong, Winter 1994, cover picture: Children playing in the Snow, woodcut.

Kuntz, Edith.  "Leben und Werk von Siegfried Haase." Kanada Kurier (14 April 1994) 10

The Glebe Centre Residents' Newsletter, November 1995, p. 10, photo: Haase with other residents on the Centre's bus.  Top photo: Bernard Kealey with two other residents.  Haase and Kealey shared a room at the Glebe Centre for six years.

"Death Notice."  Ottawa Citizen, June 6, 1996.

August 30, 1996 - Invitation to a luncheon at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia after the Memorial Service at St. Paul`s Church in Herring Cove, NS.  Haase's paintings from the AGNS permanent collection were exhibited.

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