Developments in male construction phases

Developments in male construction phases

Estate engagement ring gold onyx brilliant Art Deco style by artist jeweler Chris Steenbergen from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
White gold ring in Art Deco style by artist jeweler Chris Steenbergen.
Christiaan Frederik (Chris) Steenbergen completed his training goldsmithing during World War II at the Institute of Applied Art in Amsterdam (IvKNO), currently know as the Rietveld Academy. In 1946 he got his master sign and he lived and worked as an independent jeweler at the Leliegracht in Amsterdam. After his graduation he worked briefly with other well known jewelry designers Archibald Dumbar and Esther Swart-Hudig.

Steenbergen took part in national and international exhibitions. On the occasion of his 65th birthday a retrospective took place in Museum Boijmans - Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. He received the award by the Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture in 2000 for his complete ouvre. As a member of the Society of Cooperating Craft Artists (GSA) he exhibited his jewelry regularly.

Characteristic of Steenbergen's jewelery designs are sleek and simple shapes that arise from some basic shapes like the square, the circle and the ellipse. In combination with gold and silver Steenbergen sometimes processed other materials such as colored perspex, ebonite, rock crystal and slate. The developments in the visual arts was a source of his inspiration. Bauhaus, the sculptures by artists such as Henry Moore and Antoine Pevsner and abstract constructivism also influenced his designs. Later, architecture was a big source of inspiration to him.

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team

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