Children playing with sun (1967) Leen Droppert

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About the artwork

This work was made in 1967 in the percentage scheme. Artist Leen Droppert was commissioned to make a work of art during the construction of the school and the accompanying gym. He made this ceramic tile panel Children playing with sun on the facade of the former gym. It is clearly visible from the street. Droppert made this work in the colorful and energetic style, which he used more often in the sixties for various assignments. The children playing are depicted on the ceramic tiles in the colors red, blue, yellow and green. To the left is the sun. The gray contour underneath is less clear to explain.

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About the artist

Leen Droppert (Vlaardingen, 1930) attended the Amsterdam Graphic School during the day and the Art Academy in Rotterdam in the evenings. From the early fifties he works as a visual artist and spatial designer, many in Rotterdam and the surrounding area. Droppert completed it in 2008 Flood pile project Vettenoordse Polder in Vlaardingen: four flood poles, which indicate the water level of the storm surge from 1775. In 2020 the Museum Vlaardingen organized a retrospective exhibition for its ninetieth birthday and seventy years of artistry.

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