Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Willem Reijers

Wilhelmus Ludovicus (Willem) Reijers (1910 - 1958) was a Dutch painter, illustrator and sculptor.

Reijers was a member of the artists' group Free Images (1947). In 1948 four of his sculptures were part of the Dutch entry for the Venice Biennale. Reijers was only active as a sculptor for about ten years. He left behind a small oeuvre of experimental work, which was placed throughout the Netherlands. Reijers' last work was "Het Verkeer" (Traffic)  for the Emma Bridge in the city of Groningen. 

He died before it could be cast in bronze. The work was completed by Wessel Couzijn and unveiled by Reijers' widow in 1959.

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