Louis Siegriest (California 1899-1989), was born in Oakland, CA in 1899. Siegriest lived in the Bay Area his entire life and was an important figure in the development of modern art in the San Francisco Bay area. Louis Siegriest studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts, in Oakland, CA as well as at the California School of Fine Art in San Francisco. As a young man he was involved with the painting group the ‘Society of Six’ a group of painters who rebelled against the somber tones prevalent in California art of the time, preferring instead the colorful palette of French fauvists artist. Unlike other members of the Society of Six, Siegriest came from a very affluent family. (Siegriest lived in his family’s mansion his entire life, raising his own children there). His son Lundy is also a well known painter from the San Francisco Bay area. Louis taught at the San Francisco Art Students League from 1948 to 1951.
Title – Road to Taxco
Oil on masonite
Measures 7″ x 8″ sight size, and 13.5″ x 14.5″ x 2″ overall including framing. Housed in a vintage frame. (frame has some wear).