Jos Acker artwork • statue • sculpture • previously for sale Tender embrace
Waasmunster (België) 1937
bronze 33.0 x 7.3 cm, signed on back side of the leg (man)
This sculpture was previously for sale.
This Belgian sculptor was trained at the academy of Dendermonde and made numerous trips through southern Europe during his studies. Jos van Acker specializes in depicting the human figure, in particular groups and the female nude. He developed a figurative, slightly stylized visual language with which, as one reviewer wrote, he 'expresses the human message'. Van Acker's oeuvre consists of sculptures in wood, stone and terrracotta, and he makes both small bronze statuettes and monumental sculptures for the outdoor space.