I make my sculptures for everyone. Everyone can relate to my sculptures because they say something about me. When people understand my sculptures, they feel the soul that I have put in them. I hope that this feeling makes them happy.
A blind boy felt my sculptures in the sculpture garden and told that he feels the soul.
Nic Jonk makes art for people with a day-to-day feel to it.
Beauty that simply evokes emotions.
In 1965, the artist Nic Jonk began his own museum and sculpture garden in Grootschemer. 50 years later, it has expanded into a unique art scene where art and nature go hand in hand in an unparalleled manner.
Nic Jonk is known for his plastic arts– round shaped sculptures cast in bronze. He was crazy about the female figure and his sculptures are inspired by predecessors such as Maillol, Renoir and Bourdelle.
His work testifies to respect for life and has an unprecedented primal power. It deals with love and fertility and shows many female shapes in particular. The sculpture garden in Grootschermer contains giant pieces of sculpture that carelessly sputter a joy of life. The sunlight creates lovely patterns of light and shadow on the polished bronze surfaces.
Throughout the Netherlands, there are about 250 sculptures of Nic Jonk in public and semi-public possession. His sculptures are also exhibited in Germany, Italy, Spain, France and the United States.
The Museum and Sculpture Garden in Gootschermer is located in the unspoilt North Holland polder landscape where the 30 bronze sculptures created by Nic Jonk, surrounded by clouds, water and the swaying rows of reeds, come in their own.
The individual design of the garden and the unique plants turn this into a beautiful entirety.
You can enjoy the unique view over the polder landscape from the various chairs along the water. Here you can relax and enjoy the combination of art and nature.
In course of the years, the original farmhouse was renovated into a stylish museum with lovely incidence of light and exquisite views into the sculpture garden. A great variety of art can be viewed and bought in the museum.
Art in all price classes, including art cards with a poem by Greet Jonk-Commandeur, poem bundles by the same writer, calendars, art books, jewellery, ties and sculpture replicas.
The Nic Jonk Museum and Sculpture Garden is a family business that has existed for more than 50 years without any subsidies. In 1994, Nic Jonk passed away; his lifework is continued by his son Zeger, supported by his wife Annelies.
In addition to the sculptures, there are paintings, graphics, ceramics, glass and Perspex objects by Nic Jonk in the museum. Furthermore, the museum permanently exhibits work by known artists, such as Heijboer, Appek, Bohemen, Cremer, Brood and a collection of antiquities that were dug from the sculpture garden by Greet Jonk and a collection of small Greek antique sculptures.
A beautiful collection of excavations by Kees Box, found in the villages surrounding the island polder.