Eva - Eugène Dodeigne

8300 Knokke-Heist

Sculptor and draughtsman. Was trained by his father, a French stonemason. Dodeigne moved to France and studied in Tourcoing and Paris. Initially, his works have smooth surfaces. Around 1955, the artist discovered the quarry at Soignies in southern Belgium. In the sixties, his works became more expressive and rough and he was inspired by such artists as Alberto Giacometti and Germaine Richier. As of the seventies, his monumental sculptures started to pop in the public spaces of many cities.

One of Dodeigne’s more famous works is the monument on the site of the former concentration camp of Neuengamme near Hanover, which was inaugurated in 1989.

The work Eva, which is made of Burgundy stone, was installed near the Casino as a tribute to Gustave Nellens (1907-1971), the owner of the casino who also promoted Knokke-Heist.

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