John Boxtel

John Boxtel

John Boxtel was born in the Netherlands in 1930. He studied architecture at the Technical School in Tilburg, Netherlands. After emigrating to Canada in 1954, he studied at the University of Toronto, Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Ontario and the Artists' Workshop in London, Ontario. In 1967, he became an art teacher. His works include sculpture, woodcarving, architectural drafting, design and building. He has had gallery exhibitions in Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal, Kingston, Boston and the Netherlands. His public commissioned works for monuments were done in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada and USA.

His works include:
* "The Peacekeeper", a sculpture of a larger than life-size depicting a soldier in uniform carrying his gun in his left hand and a child on his right arm. The sculpture is on the wall in the Royal Military College of Canada library in Kingston, Ontario.
* "To Overcome", a sculpture of the Royal Military College of Canada obstacle course, a gift of the class of 1991. [ [ John Boxtel's Place on the Net ] ]


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