Wolfgang Siemens, a great neo expressionist artist, we have accompanied for several years, died in February 2016. Scion of the famous Siemens-family, he studied under Friedrich Vordemberge and Karl Marx at the Kölner Werkschulen, where he had lectured later on himself. He got widely known by exhibitions at the Kölner Josef-Haubrich Kunsthalle, and further solo exhibitions in NYC, Paris, Morocco. In 1986 he had destroyed his paintings to start again in 1990 with new painting. A comprehensive insight into his work and his life conveys the monograph: Siemens – Der Maler/ The Painter, Cologne 2000.