Siegfried Zademack was born 1952 in Bremen, Germany, where he still lives and works to this day. After training as a window dresser, commercial artist and screen printer he was working as a professional graphic artist until 1980. He found the art academy dissatisfying, so he immersed himself in his own private studies of the techniques and compositions of the Old Masters. He developed his own expertise with paints, pigments, transitions, solvents, etc.
In 1975 he had his first exhibition in the Bremen Town Hall. Since 1980 he has worked as a self employed artist and devoted himself entirely to painting. In 1981 he had his first major exhibition with more than 50 paintings on display.
The semantic sources of his art are at the same time the past and the present, using historical art quotations in addition to the things such as a Coca-Cola bottle. His teachers are the Old Masters of the Italian Early and High Renaissance, to those of Mannerism. The syntax of his work is determined by those of the masters of classical art. Much his artistic iconography requires a knowledge of art history or politics.