Galatea by

Edward Vereycken


Galatea, a magnificent marble sculpture created by renowned Belgian artist Edward Vereycken, stands as a testament to the artist’s exceptional talent and dedication to his craft. Crafted from the finest Carrara marble, the 170 cm tall sculpture is an embodiment of elegance and beauty. The base of the statue, made from the luxurious Portor marble, adds an extra layer of sophistication to this already captivating piece.

The belgian sculptor Edward Vereycken (Antwerp 1893 – 1965 Herentals)

Edward Vereycken, born in Antwerp in 1893, began his artistic journey early by training under Professor Baggen and sculptor Oscar Jespers. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts with Baron Vinçotte. After volunteering in World War I and being injured multiple times, he focused entirely on art. Post-war, he created 18 monuments, including the impressive Infantry Monument in Brussels. His style, reminiscent of Rodin, combined anatomical precision with varied expressions. Despite personal struggles, he believed art should explore meaning and be universally accessible, as seen in his masterpiece, Galatea, which embodies his dedication and skill. Vereycken’s legacy shows the enduring power of art.

The comparison between Vereycken and French sculptor Rodin is not unfounded. Both artists possessed a remarkable ability to capture vibrating muscle masses with unerring anatomical precision. Vereycken’s work also showcased an extensive range of styles, sometimes serene and pure, and other times highly expressive.


    • White Carrara marble

Overall size:

    • 170 cm


    • CA.1930
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