About the artist
Willem Borgh was a Dutch artist born in 1925 in Rotterdam and deceased in 2003. He was a draftsman, painter and sculptor. At the age of 16 he started his studies at the Royal Academy of Art in Rotterdam, the same academy where Willem de Kooning, Hendrik Chabot, Kees van Dongen, among others, followed their art training.
After the academy Willem received private lessons from well-known artists such as Marius Richters and Herman Bieling. Originally Willem Borgh wanted to become a sculptor. However, since he had to make drawings for the sculptures, he decided to make paintings as well. His sculptures are made of wood, ceramics, stone and bronze. Willem Borgh had many commissions for his paintings and sculptures from Civil servants and Cultural Institutions, including a mural in the Feyenoord Football Stadium in Rotterdam.
He had many shows in the Netherlands and his works were sold in several countries. The most striking aspects of Willem Borgh's work are the colors and sense of humor in his paintings and sculptures.