Museum Beelden aan Zee will honor Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967), one of the greatest sculptors of our time with a retrospective, in which the mysterious artistry of this master is unravelled. Many of the works are from private collections, making this a first for the wider public.
Zadkine was a poetical, lyrical, and pure craftsman, who drew his inspiration from classical sculpture. He was an expressionist, whose most impressive sculpture De Verwoeste Stad or The Destroyed City (1953) is the best-known example of his oeuvre. Zadkine maintained a close connection with the Netherlands, he taught numerous Dutch sculptors, and was a welcome guest within Dutch artistic circles.