'Imagine Claude Monet's pastel Poplars... if Monet was working 100 years later and spent a lot of time on the internet... you get somewhere close to the work of Lederle.'
'Lederle evolves the history of his art: the charcoal life drawings of his years at the San Francisco Art Institute, their transformation into oil stick paintings, that literally trap his figures.'
'Lederle’s work has a 3-D, almost architectural reality," says gallerist Laurie Frank, "achieved without employing geometry.'
— Laurie Frank, Los Angeles
'Figures or shapes disguised within the painting are not at first apparent, but once seen cannot be unseen.'
— Mia Taylor, Los Angeles
'Lederle’s work, too, falls within the ambit of modern expressionism in that it demonstrates, to a certain degree, the failure of traditional symbols to move us and the need to galvanize them with a shot of heroic energy.' 'The work corrals something prior and powerful, something that had once been deeply felt and is now remembered.'
— James Scarborough, San Francisco
'There are observable references to the early german expressionists.'
— John Gavin, New York
At the studio of Artist Hermann Lederle
Q/A of Artist Hermann Lederle at the Exhibition
The Making of it
The Making of … featuring H.P. Haas
FPG's artists including Lederle's work
Available Works of FPG's artists including Lederle's work