Pier Pander Museum and Temple
Frisian sculptor Pier Pander (1864-1919) was a celebrated artist in Rome. Pander is a representative of 19th century Academic Art, that was influenced by the French Académie des Beaux-Arts. Another Frisian member of this style is Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, a painter of special British denizenship.
In the Netherlands Pander is most famous for his portrait of Queen Wilhelmina (1880-1962), which was depicted on the Dutch currency of the day. Pander received this commission in honour of Wilhelmina’s inauguration in 1898, as recognition of his status.
The exhibition in the museum is about Pander’s life, career and work. It was the first museum in the Netherlands (1954) that was dedicated to one single artist.
The temple was especially designed by Pander to house his life’s work: five marble statues that represent his idea of how an artist creates art.
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Pier Pander Museum
Prinsentuin 1B, 8911 DE Leeuwarden