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Vallend Paard / Falling Horse

Rik Poot, 1988

About the artist:

Rik Poot (1924-2006) was a Belgian sculptor and drawer.

Widely known for his metal assamblages, Poot was born in Vilvoorde in 1924. Between 1944 and 1945 he studied at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Brussels and, some years after he was awarded the first prize at the Openluchttentoonstelling Anderlecht (1948), and the Godecharle prize of Liège. He was elected for a scholarship that allowed him to take a series of trips between France and Italy, in order to study both Antiquity and Renaissance Art – a subject most present in his work. 

From 1962 to 1984 he lectured as a professor of monumental sculpture at Nationaal Instituut voor Architectuur en Sierkunst in Brussels. His work comprises mainly metal sculptures (both monumental and small-scale pieces), Indian ink drawings, printings and jewellery. At an early stage in his career he also created some works in wood and stone. 

Selection of other works:


“The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”



“Ode aan een Bergrivier” 

Hermann Debroux station, Brussels


“Europe VII” 

out of 30 (lithography)

2008 (placement date): 

“De Ontvoering van Europa” 

Provinciehuis van Vlaams-Brabant, Leuven

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