Beer (1985) Robbert Jan F. Donker
Artist Robbert Jan F. Donker was a figurative sculptor from Rotterdam, who has depicted many animal scenes. These bronze Beer fits in well with the oeuvre of the artist. The artwork was delivered in the mid-80s in honor of the new construction of the Montesorrischool Kralingen. The playful image stands in front of the entrance to the school and fits well into its environment. The bear is lying on the ground with its legs and head, so that the image has taken the form of a slide. The Beer has a high touchability factor, which makes the artwork appeal to a wide audience.
Robbert Jan Donker (Amsterdam, 1943 - Rotterdam, 2016) studied from 1960 to 1965 at the Academy of Visual Arts in Rotterdam. These years made him a 'race Rotterdammer' with a great preference for the Kralingen neighborhood. Sculptor Donker's work is characterized by the creation of human figures, reliefs and especially animal figures in bronze and stone.