Walter Wickiser Gallery is proud to present H.A Sigg: The River by the Abstract Expressionist Painter. Sigg was born in Switzerland in 1924 and studied in Zurich and later Paris, where he was especially captivated by the art of French Nabi painter Pierre Bonnard.

For H. A. Sigg, the river is perhaps the most iconic and resonant subject, a “mysterious force” with a spirit of its own, as he has averred, and a metaphor for the course of human life and the search for inner enlightenment.

In formulating his river imagery, Sigg has pointed to the influence of Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha, whose protagonist encounters the river as a changing yet constant, regenerating force, and a source of wisdom and renewal—tropes that inform his river-inspired imagery.