Faces in the Audience 1982
Original oil on canvas
70 ⨯ 70 ⨯ 3 cm
- About the artworkSigned l.r.
Signed and dated 'Gouda 1982' on the reverse
Willem Borgh knew as a boy he wanted to be an artist and started at the age of 16 his study at the Royal Academy of Art in Rotterdam, the same institute where a.o. Kees van Dongen en Hendrik Chabot etc. followed their art training. After the Academy Willem got private lessons from such well-known artists as Marius Richters and Herman Bieling. Originally Willem Borgh wanted to be a sculptor. His sculptures are made of wood, ceramics, stone and bronze. Before the sculptures he often made drawings. Having these drawings he decided to also make paintings. After the army, he combined being an artist with a job in a laundry company. Willem Borgh had many commissions from Official Bodies and Cultural Institutions for his paintings and sculptures, including a wall painting in the Football Stadium of Feyenoord in Rotterdam. He had many shows in Holland.
- 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.