Dog (1960) Kees Timmer
Artist Kees Timmer has had several commissions in Rotterdam. This work is a play plastic, designed for this schoolyard. It fits in with a long series of school plastics, which was completed in the 1960s and 1970s in residential areas in the then growing Rotterdam. But in that series of 'school art' this one takes on Dog van Timmer has its own place, because it is a nice, sweet and funny image. Timmer had a preference for animals. He has the Dog rendered stylized by dividing it into shapes and lines, which follow their own path independently of the performance.
Kees Timmer (Zaandam, 1903 - Rotterdam, 1978) was known for his monumental work. He often depicted animals in paintings. He also made circus scenes, street and market scenes. Timmer received an overview exhibition in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in 1993.