Otto Sievert was a very passionate, strong and determined artist. His paintings were highly revolutionary, provocative and full of passion. Like many revolutionary artists before him, he felt he had to struggle and fight against the cold conservative art industry of his time. Europe in the 1930’s was time of confusion and depression that infected especially the artists of the time. It was in the 30’s that Sievert and fellow artists, such as Otto Dix began “European Expressionism” in which their unique painting style was a way to express the 30’s insecurity and sensibility. Sievert travelled to Germany and saw Adolf Hitlers exhibition “Entartete Kunst”( meaning Ugly, horrible and deformed art). The Exhibition was arranged personally by Hitler and his followers to mock and ridicule all art which not was beautiful or acceptable according to the Nazi regime. Hitlers Exhibition shocked and haunted Sievert for the rest of his life. Passionate as Sievart was about his art, he fought back and through his art, newspaper articles and public speaking, he spoke the peoples will to freedom of artistic expression. Sadly like many passionate artists before him, Sievert quickly burned out, and died at an age of only 46.
1914 : pupil of Harald Giersing.
1916: Educated at the royal academy of art in copenhagen, and taught by Axsel Jørgensen
1926: pupil of G.vermehren.
1921 and 1924 : Paris
1922and 1937: Germany
Kunsternes efteraars udstilling: 1919-23, 1929.
Charlottenborg: 1922-23, 1925-27, 1930-31, 1934.1961
Aarhus hallen: 1938.1939, 1941-42
Sievart have been sold up to $1,300.
(Bruun Rasmussen auction house in Copenhagen. 684/253 in year 2000.)