The swimmer is a slender, dignified sculpture set on a granite plinth. It shows a female figure standing on the edge of the pool in a two-piece swimsuit with a bathing cap on her head. He stands up straight, stares straight ahead, and raises her right hand to her head.
Hans Eyckworth was a famous sculptor of the post-war era. In his works, he illustrated the socialist image of man. The artist often looked for a suitable background for his works in public space to emphasize the relationship between the sculpture and the surrounding space - this was also the case with the (Female) Swimmer.
The sculpture refers directly to the art of the GDR and shows the socialist image of man. With this bronze sculpture, Hans Eyckworth set an example of a space that complemented an art object.
Kaltenborner Str. 163, 03172 Guben, Germany
Recreational pool (Ger. Freizeitbad)
Date of purchase: 1972-1974
Height: 1,68 m
Width: 0,52 m
Depth: 0,47 m
Material: bronze on a stone plinth