The themes of hope, optimism and belief in the future are intrinsic to Maurice Blik’s work. His figurative forms convey and irrepressible joy of life,emerging to confront the viewer with an energy that is both startling and inspiring.
Born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1939 and having survived Bergen-Belson concentration camp as a child, Maurice Blik arrived in the UK aged seven with two surviving female members of his family. The ability to come to terms with this and to confront the face of humanity that he had witnessed, stayed silent in him for some forty years until it found a voice in the passionate and exquisite sculpture he began to produce in the late 1980s.
Maurice Bilk has exhibited extensively in the UK and throughout the USA where he has been awarded residency by the U.S. Government ‘as a person of extraordinary artist ability.’ His work is in many public and private collections in the UK, Europe and the U.S.
He was elected and served as president to The Royal Society of Sculptors.
University of Kentucky
Glaxo Smith Cline HQ
JP Morgan Bank
Burmah Castrol HQ
National Memorial Arboretum. UK