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Douglas Holtquist

Born in 1952 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Douglas Holtquist is an American artist born in 1952 in Minnesota, and lives and works between New York and Pietrasanta (Lucca).

He makes sculptures with a passive in oriental art, Holtquist also inserted Ikebana, an ancestral Japanese art comprising of floral composition. Extremely influenced by this philosophical tradition which combines beauty and strength, he applies the principles of Ikebana in his figurative sculptures made in marble, bronze and wood.

Therefore, he is able to bring in unique tension between line, balance and movement in his sculptures, defining his personal style, where he always uses some humor.

His work has been exhibited during several personal and collective exhibitions, especially in Italy and Netherlands. His works are part of foundation collections in USA and in the private collections in Europe, Japan, Canada and USA.

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EXHIBITIONS

2008
Galerie Mooiman, Groningen, The Netherlands
"Sacred Art", Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburg, PA
Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
Galleria Frosecchi, Florence, Italy

2007
The Chapel of St. Mark, Pisa, Italy
Il Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy
Galleria Frosecchi, Florence, Italy
Galleria Il Melone, Rovigo, Italy
Palazzo Correr, Venice, Italy

2006
Galleria Agorà, Massarosa (Lucca), Italy
K Space Art Studios, Corpus Christi, TX

2005
Caffè Arti e Mestieri, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Premio Mostra di Scultura da Interno Città di Massarosa (Lucca), Italy

2004
Galerie Faubourg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Piccolo Caffè, Firenze, Italy

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