About the artist

Rien Goené was a Dutch sculptor and painter. Rien Goené studied at Artibus in Utrecht, the Netherlands and for a short period he was a teacher at Artibus. He remained in his birthtown until his death in 2013. He became inspired by the Cobra movement, founded in 1948, and his works became expressive and experimental. As a painter he used colourful oil paint for his figurative and abstract works and was inspired by the works of Matisse and Picasso.