The family (1962) Chris Elffers

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About the artwork

This bronze plastic was placed in 1962 at the entrance to the then school community Hugo de Groot on the Van Blommesteynweg. The sculpture The family is an intimate image. Only in outline are father and mother, with their child in the air between them, shown. The flowing lines clearly express the connectedness of these three figures with each other and the seclusion in which they live. Nowadays, the work looks nice on a small square at the side entrance of the public primary school De Triangel.

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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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