Lon Pennock

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Leonardus Petrus Paulus "Lon" Pennock (born 22 May 1945) is a Dutch sculptor, environmental artist, monumental artist and photographer.[1]

Intersection (1981), The Hague

Life and work[edit]

Pennock studied sculpture at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague from 1962 to 1967. He then continued his studies with a French scholarship to the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris until 1968.

In 1969 he received both the Buys van Hulten price as the Jacob Maris incentive price. Twice he was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture, Recreation and Social Work in 1973 and in 1979. Pennock was trained as a traditional sculptor, but quickly turned into an abstract, even minimalist artist. Pennock lives and works in The Hague, where he was born. In 1983-84 together with Kees Verschuren he developed a structure plan for art in a recreation area in the town of Spaarnwoude.[2]

Pennock has been director of the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam from 1979 to 1990.[3] The 1984 sculpture in Rotterdam, working title The River (see image), was placed at the West Blaak not far from the front of the academy building.


  • 1969 Fish in Zoetermeer
  • 1970 Waves in Košice, Slovakia
  • 1970 Untitled, Stormink Street in Deventer
  • 1972 Property, Mors Avenue in The Hague
  • 1973 L'homme in The Hague
  • 1973 Tree, High Prins Willem in Den Haag
  • 1974 Rhythm of three (Pilonen) in Bleiswijk
  • 1975 Sluis in Amsterdam
  • 1976 Wind Sound and surroundings, North Sea Canal at IJmuiden
  • 1980 Balance of Sheets, Johan de Witt Laan / Stadhouderslaan in The Hague
  • 1981 Landmark in Maarssen
  • 1981 Intersection, Ockenburg in Den Haag
  • 1984 untitled in Rotterdam
  • 1984 untitled, hose tower fire department in Almere
  • 1987 The Arch in Amsterdam
  • 1987 Sheet with Frame, Sinjeur Semeynsweg in The Hague
  • 1989 Untitled in Rotterdam
  • 1993 Black Waves in Amsterdam
  • 1996 Intersection in The Hague image route Picture Gallery P. Struycken
  • 2000 Balance, Rathausvorplatz in Kaiserslautern
  • 2007 Antipode, Plantation in Schiedam
  • 2009 Agneta van Marken-Matthes [1], Agnetapark, Zocherweg, Delft




1990s and later on[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lon Pennock; beeldhouwer, omgevingskunstenaar, monumentaal kunstenaar, fotograaf at rkd.nl, 2015.
  2. ^ Han Lörzing (1986) Landschapskunst: kunstlandschap. p.84
  3. ^ Richard Ouwerkerk, Jetteke Bolten, Cees Rijnboutt & Carolien v.d. Akker-Jean, Lon Pennock: skulptuur 1968-2003, Lannoo Uitgeverij, 2004. p. 14

Further reading[edit]

  • Jean Leering: Vier constructies voor een plek (1994, Heemstede) Finale ISBN 90 75209 01 0
  • Jean Leering e.a.: Skulptuur 1968-2003 (2003, Lannoo Tielt B.) ISBN 90 209 5408 3

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