sculptor - sculpteur - beeldhouwer
Mark began his career as bronze caster. He gained command of the craft while also feeling the need to create himself. Carefully, step by step and at first rarely satisfied about the result. The turning point came in 1996.
The municipality of Schoten commissioned him to develop a design he had submitted for a competition.
A new ‘artist/sculptor’ was born! From a debut with abstract sculptures, a gradual evolution towards stylised bronze human and animal figures to, these past 13 years, exclusively animals, with a preference for birds...
Water & grassland birds - Owls - Falcons - Outdoor sculptures - Penguins - Mammals - Seahorses - Exclusive sculptures
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The making of I AM THE BEST
In June we had big news: two works by Mark Dedrie are included in famous international exhibitions. "Sword-billed Hummingbird" moves to Birds in Art at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, USA. And "Grouse" travels to Art and the Animal at The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.
Giving back to the community
On the right you can see a snapshot of an educational installation of the complete modeling and casting process of a bronze sculpture. This installation was donated by the artist to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in 2019.
Selected for renowned international exhibitions
Two works by Mark Dedrie, ‘Sword-billed Hummingbird’ and ‘Grouse’, have spread their wings and will embark on a transatlantic journey in the autumn of 2019. Mark’s work has been included for the first time in the Birds in Art exhibition. He will also be participating in the ‘Art and the Animal’ museum show for the second time.