Graziella Curreli

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Graziella Curreli with model for Kenau-Ripperda monument from 2009 and Kenau model for Kenau Hasselaer Prijs from 2008
Kenau-Ripperda monument, view towards the Haarlem Railway Station

Graziella Curreli (born 1960), is a French sculptor working in Haarlem, the Netherlands. She specializes in bronze figures and is known for her sculptures of strong women, most notably Kenau Simonsdochter Hasselaer.

Biography[edit]

She was born in Paris and attended the Sorbonne.[1] She has created works for the city of Haarlem and for the city of Diemen. Her bronze of Kenau and Wigbolt Ripperda for Haarlem was originally designed in a smaller version for the Ripperda renovation project in 2009, but was rejected in favor of a more abstract work. She was then contracted by the Haarlem councilman Chris van Velzen in April 2010 to construct a much larger version, and though he died the same year, the project has been realised and the result is 4 meters high.[2][3] Her first sculpture of Kenau was made for the Kenau Hasselaarsprijs, a yearly prize for promoting emancipation.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Website of the artist
  2. ^ Standbeeld Kenau en Ripperda geplaatst op Stationsplein Haarlem 16 May 2013 article in the Haarlems Dagblad
  3. ^ Weblog of the artist
  4. ^ Haarlem stadskrant 34 21 August 2008