Geer Steyn, 1945, Netherlands
Geer Steyn initially studied art history at the university of Amsterdam, then realised that he wanted to be actively involved in producing art.
He went to the Rijksacademy of Arts in Amsterdam where he studied sculpture under Piet Esser( 1968-72).
During the year 2004-2005 Geer Steyn has presented a masterclass entitled "The medal as a gesture".
For many years the artist has been making an annual medal, using an animal for the principal image. A trademark of his work is the hand manipulation of the wax for an initial concept, quickly followed by clay (such a nice smooth medium), to create a figure with the minimum of planes, often leaving the sculptor's fingerprints visibel in the final work.
His work is present in many musea such as:
He has been active in several organizations like the 'Vereniging Voor Penningkunst' and the FIDEM (Fédération Internationale de la Medaille) in Milan, Italy.