For sale is a large brass metal sculpture of a seahorse with sea weeds on a natural driftwood base. The piece measures 21 1/2" high and 9 1/2" at the widest point. This is a nice large sculpture of the tiny, timid seahorse. It was created by Dutch/American artist, Steve Beunis. The piece is in good condition.
Stephanus Beunis was born in Brabant, The Netherlands. He came to the USA in 1956. He is a graduate of KTA, a prestigious school of design and architecture, and holds a degree in ornamental wrought iron and sculpture.
Mr. Beunis studied for three years at M.T.S. art department. For two years he worked with his uncle, William Beunis, who was an architect. And in Holland, he worked with well known Dutch sculptor, Jan Koldeweyn, restoring and preserving some of Holland’s most historical castles and churches.
As a teenager, Steve was part of the Dutch Resistance during World War II.
For years Steve owned and operated The Blacksmith Shop, a workshop and gallery, in Kill Devil Hills, NC. His work has been exhibited in art shows and galleries across the USA and Europe where he has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards in his field. He and his wife, Fini, had three children.
Large Brass Seahorse on Driftwood Base by Steve Beunis