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Gerda Rubinstein

1931, Berlin

Surrey, UK

Gerda grew up in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from the age of two. Moved to London in 1959, settling in Blackheath from 1960.

Gerda briefly worked in pottery and went to evening classes for life drawing; she was invited to work in the studio of Wessel Couzijn who encouraged her to apply for the sculpture classes at the Rijks Academie which she attended from 1949-51. In 1952 a scholarship enabled her to study at the Grande Chaumiere in Paris under Ossip Zadkine

From 1967 until she had to retire she taught sculpture on two days and two evenings a week at the ILEA’s Adult Education Institutes in Catford and Grenwich. Her classes were run as open studios with no limit on age or requirement for previous experience or diploma standards. The students were offered the use of a model and various materials; they were encouraged to take an individual approach, but frequently worked together o the physical problems of casting large works and often travelled, outside the time of the classes, to exhibitions and events both in the UK and on the continent.

Figures, birds and animals

most recently resin

Retrospective Gibberd Gallery 2006 Rubenstein at 80 Parndon Mill 2011 Parndon Mill 2017

Gerda Rubinstein sculpture and furniture for sale from The Sculpture Park is detailed below:

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