Hildo Krop 2020
In 2020 it will be fifty years since artist Hildo Krop (1884-1970) passed away. With the special theme year Hildo Krop 2020, a large number of cultural organisations will reflect on the significance of Krop as an artist and idealist. Starting out as a confectioner in Steenwijk, Krop set out on the path of art in 1906. After studies and internships, his career got off to a flying start in 1913 thanks to a prestigious commission for Het Scheepvaarthuis on the Prins Hendrikkade in Amsterdam. For forty years from 1916, he worked part-time for the city of Amsterdam and so many sculptures by his hand appeared on the street scene that in 1956 it earned him the honorary title of city sculptor. In addition to his work for the city, Krop also carried out commissions and free work in his own studio. This increases his visibility both inside and outside his city. In this programme you will find the organisations involved offering special arrangements for the celebration of Hildo Krop 2020.