Graziella Curreli

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.

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

She 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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Website of the artist
  2. ^ Standbeeld Kenau en Ripperda geplaatst op Stationsplein Haarlem Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine 16 May 2013 article in the Haarlems Dagblad
  3. ^ Weblog of the artist
  4. ^ Haarlem stadskrant 34[permanent dead link] 21 August 2008