Two figures on a horse (1965) Cor Dam
Artist Cor Dam has created a number of special monumental works of art, in which he combined two and three dimensionality, such as ceramic tableaux and brick reliefs. Dam was a talented sculptor. You can also see his gift for compositional variation in this earlier, free-standing sculpture Two figures on a horse from 1965. It is an image that is interesting from several sides and where the idea of riders on horseback is stylized in an unusual way. The skin is covered with a pattern of notches. The statue originally stood in the sandbox of the De Wielewaal primary school. The statue has wandered for a few years, after which it was eventually placed temporarily at the entrance of the Municipal Wharf on Frans Halsstraat. Spring 2020 is Two figures on a horse relocated on the corner of Molenweg and Koninginnelaan.
Cor Dam (Delft, 1935 - Delft, 2019) was educated at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. He is not only a sculptor, but also a painter, draftsman and ceramicist. After his studies he became a designer at De Porceleyne Fles in Delft. From 1988 he was also a lecturer at Delft University of Technology.