Very beautiful sculpture, Tjipke Visser, representing a monk.
With a very beautiful lustre glaze.
Marked on the front with monogram and in full Tjipke Viseer on the bottom.
A height of 37.5 cm, fully intact.
Visser, son of the timber merchant Tjebbe Visser and Wiepkje Hiemstra, first attended the Rijksnormaalschool voor Teekenonderwijzers and the Rijksnormaalschool voor Kunstnijverheid in Amsterdam and then also the training at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, also in Amsterdam. He was a pupil of Derk Huibers and Ludwig Jünger. After ten years of working in Amsterdam, he settled in 1907 in the North Dutch artist village of Bergen.  He was one of the first artists to discover Bergen as an inspiring place to work. More and more artists would follow his example. They formed the so-called Bergense School.
A part of Visser’s work consists of animal figures, for which he was inspired in Artis. He also made various statues of public figures. for example in Amsterdam sculptures of Abraham Kuyper and Carel Steven Adama van Scheltema and in Leeuwarderadeel of Pieter Jelles Troelstra. In the municipality of Bergen are two monuments in honour of the mayors couple Jacob van Reenen (in Bergen) and Marie Amalie Dorothea Völter (in Bergen aan Zee), that were created by him. In his home town of Workum are also several of his works of art, including a sculpture and wood carving in the local church of St. Gertrude. He was also a book binding designer with two beautiful ones for works by Louis Couperus: in 1923 the cover for the novel Eastward and in 1925 for the travelogue Nippon.
Visser's daughter from his first marriage to Maria Hoeben, Marijcke Visser (1915-1999), became a visual artist as well as her father. She was a sculptor and goldsmith. Visser passed away in 1955 at age of 78 in his hometown of Bergen.
- Designer/ Artist
- Tjipke Visser
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- As new - unused