Sunday, May 9, 2021

Walter Jacques (Jac) Maris

Walter Jacques (Jac) Maris received his sculpture training from 1914 with the sculptor Achilles Moortgat in Cleves (Germany), where the Maris family then lived. 

In 1917 the family moved to Nijmegen (Netherlands) and Jac. attended the art academy in Düsseldorf. He also visited Belgium and England. 

Maris created works in wood, ceramics and natural stone. He made countless religious works thanks to his many contacts in the Catholic environment. After the war, as a former resistance fighter, he was commissioned for various war memorials in Oosterbeek, Nijmegen, Heumen, Tiel and Gennep. 

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