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Fritz Siebel Recognized in Österreich

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Frederick (Fritz) Siebel's work has been featured quite a few times here on Today's Inspiration and now, as we count down to Christmas, I'm very pleased to feature Siebel once more.

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Last summer I received an email from a gentleman at the Austrian Biographical Dictionary, which is edited by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Hubert Bergmann wrote, "I am currently undertaking [to write] on the life and work of graphic artist Fritz Siebel. I plan to publish a short online article on the website of our dictionary on the occasion of Siebel's centenary in December 2013."

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I put Mr Bergmann in touch with the Siebel family and just a couple of days ago, right on cue some five months later, Mr.Bergmann sent me another message...

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"My biographical sketch on Fritz Siebel has been published recently as "Biography of the Month" on the homepage of our project, the Austrian Biographical Dictionary. I would be very pleased if you could place a link to the article on your blog," he wrote.

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"My small article contains a fashion drawing of Mr Siebel from 1933/34, an exercise during his studies at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts. The archive of the successor institution of this school, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, was so kind as to allow me to place it in my online publication."

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Mr. Bergmann concludes, "Although my biographical sketch is in German, it could be of interest at least for a few of your readers."

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More than a few I imagine, even if only to see the terrific photo of a handsome young Fritz Siebel at his drawing board. To visit the Austrian Biographical Dictionary website, click here.

* My Fritz Siebel image archive on Flickr

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