Untitled (1996) Anton Vrede

photo Otto Snoek
About the artwork

On the corner of Thorbeckestraat and Maaskade, a colorful mural has been applied in 1996 by the Rotterdam artist Anton Vrede. The painting is a reference to Noah's Ark and shows the animals Motor ship Noordereiland encountered on her long journeys. From top to bottom we see a penguin, toucan, gull, parrot, rabbit, dog, owl and elephant.

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About the artist

Artist Anton Vrede (Willemstad, Curaçao, 1953) is a painter, graphic artist, illustrator and sculptor. His style is expressionistic and figurative. In 1961 he moved to Leiden, later went to the art academy in Breda, but transferred to the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, where he graduated cum laude in 1977. He was taught by Klaas Gubbels and Kees Franse, among others. He received the Drempelprijs in 1978-1980 and his work has been included in many collections.

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Thorbeckestraat 2, 3071 XX Rotterdam, Netherlands