Evert den Hartog
Evert den Hartog was schooled to be a sculptor at the Rotterdam Academy of Visual Arts. In the years 1971-1976 his teachers of sculpture were Arie Teeuwisse, Bram Roth, Gijs Voskuil and others. In the first years after his schooling he mainly made ceramic sculptures, until he decided to cast bronze sculptures with a colleague.
By working in the bronze foundry he learned all the tricks of the trade.
The sculptures of Evert den Hartog are presently cast at Art Casting art foundry in Belgium,
His favorite subjects are animals in a wide variety. Birds and bulls are animals which keep turning up in his work. In the case of his birds the bronze seems to be weightless. The birds are balancing on one leg or are gliding freely in the air, connected only by the tip of their wings. The artist is constantly looking for an image which freezes the moment of tension, so that the observer becomes aware of that particular moment.
Humor is an element he likes to add to his sculptures; it gives them an airy and natural look.
He carried out a lot of commissions and his statues were placed in Kobe (Japan), Dallas (USA), Jakarta and Antwerp. In the Netherlands his sculptures can be found in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and many other places
Owl base 5" x 5" x 3" approx 13" high