Acrobat (1961) Chris Elffers

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About the artwork

Since 1961, there is a sculpture by artist Chris Elffers on the schoolyard of St. Stephanus primary school on Asserweg and Donkersingel in Schiebroek. A small figure sits on a square base with the arms and legs folded over the head. Elffers made this Acrobat of baked chamotte. The work has an organic stylized form and was made in the percentage scheme when the school was built. Due to the demolition of the school building, the artwork was removed in early 2023 and placed in the depot.

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About the artist

Chris Elffers (Zandvoort, 1926 - Rotterdam, 2019) studied at the Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunst in Amsterdam with professors Mari Andriessen and Piet Esser. Elffers made sculptures for public space in Rotterdam and Emmen. He lived in Kralingen for many years.

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