Artist Ralph Prins passed away


On 23 January 2015, artist Ralph Prins passed away at the age of 88. Prins is particularly famous for the design of the National Monument Kamp Westerbork. Prins, himself a Jew, was also in the concentration camp from 1943. After World War II he studied at several art schools, and in 1960 became a teacher at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Besides the monument at Kamp Westerbork, Prins designed war monuments for Amsterdam, Apeldoorn, Barneveld, Borne, Coevorden, Gouda and Strijen.

Ralph Prins (1926) did not only make sculptures, but was also a photographer, graphic designer, painter and draftsman. The Atlas Van Stolk possesses two drawings of him: a portrait of Anne Frank, and a portrait of Willem Drees sr.

Anne Frank. By: Ralph Prins, 1986, AVS 14859

Willem Drees sr. By: Ralph Prins, 1988, AVS 14860