Flying seagulls (1963) Huib Noorlander

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About the artwork

This sculpture by Huib Noorlander has been placed in 1963 at the former Port and Transport School on the Waalhaven Zuidzijde 18. On the sports field of that school this stone plastic became three white Flying seagulls placed on a black column. Birds that, like young people trained here, are connected to both water and land. The Port and Transport School has been transferred to the Shipping and Transport College (STC), which is the current owner of the work. The image has been moved once in the course of time and the black base has been replaced by a concrete base.

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About the artist

Huib Noorlander (Schiebroek, 1928 - Nijmegen, 2004) was a figurative sculptor. In 1951 he founded the artist group together with Louis van Roode, Jan Burgerhout, Kees French, Jan Goedhart, Charles Kemper and Ed van Zanden Argus on. On the occasion of the 100 anniversary of the Holland America Line, he made a picture of it Cauldron Twinkle (1973). A replica of this has been in the Maritime Museum Rotterdam since 1998. A reduced version is awarded annually as a Ketelbinkie prize. Various images of Noorlander can be found in Rotterdam. Reading girl en The family were originally made of natural stone, but after being damaged a bronze cast was made of both statues. In the 1960s, Noorlander and artist Joeki Simak formed the most famous artist couple in Rotterdam.

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