The three fish (1957) Gérard Héman

photo Jacques Kleisterlee
About the artwork

Three fish with a child figure on it each spray a jet of water into the air. An original ceramic sculpture of a child on a fish was cast three times in bronze by the Rotterdam artist Ronald Motta and composed into a fountain. After Héman's death, some local residents took the initiative to place this fountain in the Provenierssingel near the Nicolaas Zasstraat, where the artist lived and worked for about 40 years. In 1998 the fountain The three fish unveiled by boxer Regilio Tuur.

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About the artist

Gérard Héman (Duisburg, 1914 - Rotterdam, 1992) was a sculptor, painter and draftsman who attended the art academy in Rotterdam. He was born in Duisburg, but later moved to Schiebroek. Héman was engaged in woodcarving from a young age, which is why the influence of German Baroque folk art is noticeable in his work. Various of his works have been realized in the public space of Rotterdam. The best-known works are facade ornaments on the former bank building on Coolsingel.

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