Amsterdam 1885 – died 1956)
‘Venus Anadyomene’ (1933)
Sandstone, signed and dated: ‘J.R. 1933’
Size 80 x 32 x 20 cm
/ 200,000 euro
Teylers Museum, Haarlem, NL (Sept. – Nov. 1985)
Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Hague, NL (2020 till present)
Johannes ‘John’ Anton Rädecker was a Dutch sculptor, draftsman and painter. He was born on the 5th of September, 1885 in Amsterdam. He is most known for his design and contribution to the world famous Dutch National Monument on Dam Square in Amsterdam, called the “Freedom Sculpture” (‘Het Vrijheidsbeeld’). This monument is central to the Dutch National Remembrance Day on 4 May.
John Rädecker was the son of German sculptor Wilhelm Rädecker who was married with Anna Gosseling and educated at the Academy of Visual Arts and Technical Sciences in Rotterdam and the evening course at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. He was also pupil of Bart van Hove. Rädecker was a versatile artist (sculptor, construction sculptor, graphic artist, illustrator, lithographer, pastelist, painter, watercolorist, draftsman, maker of gouaches). The oeuvre of John Rädecker emphasis the sensitivity and sensuality of the form. He created a mystical symbolic representation of reality. His images are often coarse in shape and often make a mysterious impression. His earliest work shows diverse influences, ranging from Jugendstil to extra-European art and Cubism. His breakthrough took place around 1910. During this period he made luminist paintings. In Paris he worked abstractly in the years 1911-1914.
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