Ton Voortman (1948) was born in Rotterdam, where he graduated from the Academy for Visual Arts, followed by an internship with sculptors Gust Romijn and Huib Noorlander. After a career as an independent graphic designer and illustrator, he focused completely on sculpting again in 2005.
He works alternately in his studios in the Netherlands and France.
His work is the result of a constant search, in which the woman and her clothing and its symbiosis occupy a crucial place.
His style could be described as abstract realism or romantic surrealism, sometimes with a touch of humor.
Ton Voortman exhibited at Museum Møhlmann in Appingedam and also in Belgium, Dubai, England, France, Guernsey, Italy and Spain. He participated in the Holland Art Expo in London.
His sculptures have been included in various business and private collections, both nationally and internationally.
Awards: 1st prize Palm Art Award 2010