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Siegward Sprotte

(1913 Potsdam – 2004 Kampen/Sylt)

painter and philosopher

1913 Born in Potsdam
1930-33 Scholar of Karl Hagemeister
1931-32 Studies at The Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin with Emil Orlik
1933-38 Continuation of studies at the Academy of Arts with Kurt Wehlte (painting technique), Maximilian Klewer and Kurt Hadank (nudes and portraits)
1953-54 Portrait series: Eugen Herrigel, Jean Gebser, Gustav Mensching, Hermann Hesse, José Ortega y Gasset, Karl Jaspers, Pascual Jordan
Beginning of 50 years of “The Kampen studio talks”
1956 First meeting with Jiddu Krishnamurti
1965 Meeting with Herbert Read
Preferred working locations: Kampen/Sylt, Potsdam, Colfosco/Italy

1992 Founding of the Siegward Sprotte Foundation Potsdam with Hanspeter A. Bühler
1995 Honorary member of the Berlin Artists Association
2003 Honorary citizen of the city of Potsdam and Honorary citizen of the region Alta Badia/Italy
2004 Siegward Sprotte dies in Kampen on Sylt 

Museum collections 

Carnegie Institute of Art, Pittsburgh – San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – State Puschkin Museum, Moscow – Shanghai Art Museum – Museum Schloss Cappenberg – Potsdam Museum – Wuhan Art Museum – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lissabon – Museum Wilhelm-Morgner-Haus, Soest – State Museum of Schleswig-Holstein, and others