Herbert Siebner was born in Stettin, Germany. He trained at the Atelier Richter in Stettin and at the Berlin Academy. In 1954 he emigrated to Canada. Siebner’s works follow in the tradition of the German Expressionists with whom he studied and his artistic practice focused on the human figure.

Siebner held teaching appointments at the Universities of Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, and Victoria and was featured in over 100 solo exhibitions in Europe and North America. His paintings, murals, and prints are represented in museums and collections worldwide. Siebner was also the recipient of an extensive list of awards such as the Reid Award for Graphics in 1956 from the Canadian Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers and the BC Sculpture Award in 1957. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts and a founding member of the Limners Artists group.  Spreitz and Siebner collaborated on many art and film projects.

Karl and Herbert

Source Skelton, Robin. The Limners, Victoria: Pharos Press, 1981.