Kees Verkade Signed Bronze of the Dutch Artist, Gerrit Benner - Circa 1971




High quality exquisite signed, Kees Verkade, bronze portrait of Dutch artist, Gerrit Benner, on a wooden base.

Circa 1971.

Measuring about 13 3/4" high with the wooden base and 12" wide at the widest point, this piece weighs 31 pounds.

This sculptor has a lot of very impressive works throughout the world, including, but not limited to: children, clowns, athletes, monumentals, presidents, Princes, dancers, mothers with their children and lovers yielding to happiness.

Kees Verkade was born in 1941 in Haarlem. He took painting lessons with Gerrit Van’t Net from 1958 to 1963, then from Dirk Bus at the Royal Academy in The Hague. In 1964 he had his first exposition in the Haarlem Vleeshal, which was a former municipal meat market, which now belongs to the Frans Hals Museum. Frans Hals Museum bought two of his works. His huge breakthrough came when an American author visited Haarlem in 1969, at this time he was mainly depicting sports movements. Upon the author showing pictures of Kees works to friends, he proceeded to become an internationally recognized artist. His work can be seen all over the world including New York, Nice, Monaco and Maastricht, just to name a few. He has become one of the most sought-after sculptors in the Netherlands.

The portrait of Gerrit Benner is exquisite. Gerrit was a self-taught painter and neighbor to Kees Verkade. Along with painting he also conducted a leather goods shop in Leewwarden. He was best known for his abstract, multicolored landscape paintings in new-expressionist style. He was also awarded prizes for his works including the prize of the Foundation Artists Resistance, the Guggenheim prize for the Low Countries in 1958 and the International Hallmark Art Award, New York.

A beautiful piece in wonderful condition.

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Kees Verkade Signed Bronze of the Dutch Artist, Gerrit Benner - Circa 1971

Kees Verkade Signed Bronze of the Dutch Artist, Gerrit Benner - Circa 1971
Kees Verkade Signed Bronze of the Dutch Artist, Gerrit Benner - Circa 1971
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