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.
From 15th May until 29th July 2001 the
exhibition "Herbert Fiedler (1891-1962), Berlin-Paris-Amsterdam"
was on view in the Singer Museum in Laren (Netherlands). The show was
organized in cooperation with the Foundation. Beatrice von Bormann, who wrote
the extensive catalogue, also curated the exhibition. Thanks to the show, a
number of works has re appeared, of which the whereabouts were unknown.
Herbert Fiedler Project Foundation
Founded in 1981 by A. S. Frank-Fiedler
and the sculptor Henricus Adrianus van der Meij.
CAN YOU HELP?
A lot of material is owned by the Foundation or Sabine Frank-Fiedler, the artist's daughter. In addition, works and documents of Fiedler's (posters, photographs, letters etc.) are in private collections and museums both in the Netherlands and abroad (including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Museum der bildenden K_nste, Leipzig; Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin). However, due to the nature of the times in which Fiedler lived, it is not known where some of his works are. Fiedler himself names some of the owners of his works in his diaries, among them
Frans Masereel, Jakob Schaffner, Heinrich Fiedler (New York), Marcellus Schiffer, Kurt Kahle (Berlin/Amsterdam), Hedwig Jaenichen-Woermann, Kaufmann Hahn (Charlottenburg, Berlin), C. Meinhard (probably Berlin) and Alfred Fiedler (Berlin, missing presumed dead).
Many of these people have died in the meantime. The works could also have changed owners for other reasons. We would therefore like to use this opportunity to ask for your assistance: please let the Foundation known if you own anything by Fiedler and/or know where works by him are located. All information will of course be treated in confidence and will only be used after thorough consultation and with the agreement of the owner. The purpose is to create as complete a record as possible of his works, and possibly to obtain works on loan for the exhibition. We have drawn up a form for compiling an inventory of works which we will be happy to send to. If you have further questions, feel free to phone or email us.