Kim Kroes was a sculptor, graphic artist, restorer and painter born in 1960. He attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague and was taught to be a painter. Later he was a pupil of Joseph Cals a painter and sculptor. In 2005 he was moved by the possibilities of white marble and learned how to work with marble in a workshop in Pietrasanta. Kroes is inspired by the female torso and calls it the most beautiful part of the body. He tries to combine his study of painting with sculpturing by putting veins on his sculptor that makes it look like they are painted.