Saturday, August 14, 2021

Piet van Stuivenberg

Pieter Antonie (Piet or Pieter) van Stuivenberg (1901 - 1988) was a Dutch artist, who was active as sculptor, painter, lithographer, and graphic artist.

Born in Schiedam, Van Stuivenberg received his art education at the Academy of Fine Arts and Applied Sciences now Willem de Kooning Academy) in Rotterdam.

Van Stuivenberg started his sculptor career as stonemason and was first influenced by the expressionism and later abstract working with geometric shapes and tighter. In Rotterdam he joined the art society R33, which was founded in 1933 and dismantled in 1941. He made study trips to Brussels, London, and Paris. In the Netherlands he subsequently joined the artist group Vrije Beelden (Free Sculptures), founded by the Rotterdam artists Koos van Vlijmen and Wout van Heusden and others in 1946. In 1950 his work was represented at the fifth Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in Paris.

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