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Henk Van Putten

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Sculptor Henk Van Putten
Henk Van Putten

About Henk Van Putten

Whose mastery of design and precision shows through in all his work. The rhythms he creates are superbly defined in these pieces we have here? Look and marvel how simple he makes a complex concept. He is a giant amongst giants with pieces in most serious collections in the world.

Exhibition History of Henk Van Putten

Solo Exhibitions
1970 Arti Domo, Deventer, The Netherlands picture
1972 Galleria Carl VanderVoort, Ibiza, Spain.
1978 Museum Fodor, Amsterdam.
1980 Galerie de Sluis, Leidschendam, The Netherlands.
1985 ASB gallery, London (catalogue).
1985 Avant Grade Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.
1985 ASB gallery, Munich, Germany.
1987 Gallery Bozar, Antwerp, Belgium.
1988 Gallery Am See, Zug, Switserland.
1989 ASB gallery, Barcelona,Spain.
1989 Museum van Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
1992 Galerie Liehrmann, Luik, Belgium.
1992 Gallerie Amaryllis, Brussels, Belgium.
1993 Galerie Vieleers, Amsterdam.
1993 Galerie Professor Brummelkamp, Amsterdam.
1994 De Vierde Dimensie, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
1996 De Vierde Dimensie, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
1997 Galerie Carla Koch, Amsterdam.
2000 De Vierde Dimensie, Nijmegen.
2004 De Vierde Dimensie, Nijmegen.
2007 Gallery De Muelenaere&Lefevere, Oostduinkerke, Belgium.
2009 Galerie Art Stable, Presentation “40 paintings, Asser institute” The Hague. The Netherlands.
2010 Savitri Bhavan, Auroville. (with Agnus Gastmans).
2011 Galerie Art Stable, Amsterdam. The Netherlands.
2013 Galerie Carla Koch, Amsterdam. The Netherlands.

Group Exhibitions in India
2005 Gallery Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas, Auroville. picture
2005 Exhibitionhouse, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.
2006 Art World, Sarala’s Art Centre, Chennai.
2006 Gallery Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas, Auroville.
2007 Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai.
2008 Harmony Art, Mumbai.
2008 Indus Vista gallery, Mumbai.
2008 Shilpataru Foundation, Pondicherry.
2009 Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas, Auroville.
2011 Art on Sunday, Auroville.
2012 Art on Sunday, Auroville.

Group exhibitions abroad
2012 picture, Dom Umenia, Bratislava
2014 REDUCTIVE.NL, Four generation of geometric-abstract art from The Netherlands.
2014 Centrum Sztuki Galeria EL- Elblag. Poland
2015 Tantranska Galeria. Poprad, Slovakia.
2015 Galeria Vytvarneho Umeni. Ostrava.TjechRepublic.

Art Basel. Basel Switserland picture 1972-1974-1983-1984
Art Cologne. Cologne Germany 1983-1984-1993-1995-1996-1997-1998
Art Frankfurt. Frankfurt Germany 1995-1996-1997-1998-1999-2000-2001
Art Fair London. London UK 1984-1985
LINEART Ghent Belgium 1991-1992-1999
PAN Amsterdam. Amsterdam The Netherlands 1996-1997-1998-1999-2000-2001-2003-2004-2005-2006
Holland Art Fair. The Hague The Netherlands 1995-1996-1997
Kunst Rai. Amsterdam The Netherlands 1995-1997-1999
Art Rotterdam. Rotterdam The Netherlands 2000-2001-2002
PAN Amsterdam. Amsterdam The Netherlands
With Galerie Carla Koch. 2013

Biography / CV of Henk Van Putten

Henk was born in Amsterdam in 1936

1948 - Technical School - Amsterdam
1950-60 - Works as designer at various studios
1959 - Journey through Spain and Morocco
1965 - Sets up own Consultancy Agency
1970 - Moves to Ibiza and works as freelance artist
and exhibits in Gallery Vandervoort
1972 - Returns to the Netherlands and continues as
freelance designer
1973 - Marries Agnus Gastmans and continues to work
as freelance sculptor
1976 - Settles in Amsterdam
1980 - Founds Gallery "Art Stable" first edition of
Art Stable Review
2001 - Study trip to India
2002-04 - Regular visits to India
2005 - Takes up permanent residence in Auroville,

Awards and Prizes of Henk Van Putten

2014 The “Lui Kaiqu Excellent Award” 2014.
Wuhu sculpturepark Wuhu city China.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Henk Van Putten

Commissioned Work
1982 Arnhem - Netherlands, sculpture for National Sports Centre `Papendal`
1984 Netherlands, Paper Press for Publisher Wolters Samson
1985 London - UK, sculpture for Herman Miller Furniture
1990 Amstelveen - Netherlands, Relief Panel for BUMA - STEMRA
1994 Woerden - Netherlands, timepiece for the City Hall chamber
1995 Amsterdam - Netherlands, floating sculpture for Spinhex Printers
1996 Leiden - Netherlands, table and chairs for gallery Leiden
1997 Heemstede - Netherlands, Light Object for the Kuiper Group
1998 Heemstede - Netherlands, `Balancing Object` in stainless steel for the Kuiper Group
1998 Den Bosch - Netherlands, `Spring in stainless steel` SAP
2000 Amersfoort - Netherlands, Kinetic object for Wolter and Dros (oeuvre award)

Ibiza - Spain, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo
Amsterdam - Netherlands, City collection
Nijmegen - Netherlands, City collection
Amstelveen - Netherlands, BUMA - STEMRA
Nijmegen - Netherlands, Museum "Het Valkhof"
Bedburg Hau - Germany, Museum "Schloss Moyland"
Den Bosch- Netherlands, SAP
Guernsey - United Kingdom, Art Parks International.

Qualifications / Education of Henk Van Putten

Technical School in Amsterdam.

Price Range of Work

Henk Van Putten's work has a price range from £1,400 to £2,200

Mediums utilised

Henk Van Putten's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Henk Van Putten's work is found in the following categories on site:
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (2)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary (2)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (2)
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Henk Van Putten's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2005 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2004 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition


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