Francesca Zijlstra (1950) heeft haar opleiding gevolgd aan de Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten waar zij werd aangenomen door Paul Gregoire. In 1975 en 1977 won zij de zilveren medaille van de Prix de Rome. In 1978 was haar tentoonstelling in het Singer Museum te Laren een groot succes.
About the Artist
Francesca Zijlstra is a Dutch sculptor and painter from Harlingen who predominantly works with bronze, stone and wood. She spent her youth in the artist village Laren in the Netherlands, where she displayed an interest in art at a young age, creating sculptures in wood, clay and wax. She was tutored by, amongst others, Paul Grégoire at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam. Zijlstra won two silver medals at the Prix the Rome, respectively in 1975 and 1977, which directly led to an exhibition in the Singer museum in Laren. Her work is mostly figuratively abstract. She currently still resides in the Netherlands, creating artworks and participating in exhibitions.