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Marianne Houtkamp


Marianne Houtkamp (born August 16, 1948, in Amsterdam) is a Dutch sculptor.

After completing her education from 1965 to 1982, Houtkamp began creating bronze sculptures in 1988. From the beginning, she worked with the “lost wax” technique. It soon became apparent that her preference was to portray women from nomadic tribes, such as the Masai and Samburu from Kenya, the Wodaabe from Niger, the Himba from Namibia, the Tuareg from the deserts of North Africa, and the Chamula from Mexico. Over the years, she gained more recognition and carried out commissions for national and international institutions and organizations. Through her work, she supports the Watoto Samburu Foundation (Children of the Samburu), which she founded with her husband.