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The artist

Hubert Minnebo

Debuted as a painter but became widely known as a sculptor and designer of coveted gold jewelery. Minnebo soon developed his own, very recognizable style. The robustly constructed, figurative sculpture with smooth bronze skin almost always bears the same rudimentary, sober stylized face.

  • "Portulaan" - Hubert Minnebo’s spiritual interpretation of man - Willem M. Roggeman
  • "Art04" - Sculptor Hubert Minnebo and the Far East - Willem M. Roggeman
  • "Ambrozijn" (artistic magazine) - Major interview with Willem M. Roggeman
  • "Maskerade" by Jean-Paul Van der Poorten – The mask in fantastic art – Presentation book with an exhibition in the Municipal Museum, Aalst
  • Designs wine label for the "Hand in hand" wine campaign, (40th anniversary)  Ghent
  • Copper statue for "Huis in de Stad"  Tienen
  • Bronze statuette (50 copies) for "Stichting Pelicano" Brussels
  • "EURYDICE" - A tribute to Firmin van der Poorten
  • Designs label for "Champagne Vitse Boydens"
  • Prijs Jeanne Devos, Brussel
  • Koperen beeld voor "J. Saelens - Bloso-centrum" Brugge
  • Annual calendar FINTRO - Bank and Insurance ( bronze statues )
  • HandicapART vzw, Lissewege - Coach Hubert Minnebo
  • Trophy for the best West Flemish football player of all time (Raoul Lambert), Bruges
  • Brass relief for villa-hotel Escale, De Panne
  • Brass sculpture on market-square (present of Rotary Club Tielt), Tielt
  • Bronze relief for 50 years KATHO Roeselare Roeselare
  • Monograph Hubert Minnebo, edited by Stichting Kunstboek, Oostkamp
  • Bronze sculptures at the Belgian Pavilion at the World Exhibition, Zarragoza, Spain
  • Hubert Minnebo on Wikipedia
  • Member of De Oostendenoaere, Ostend
  • Television Special on VRT1 and FOCUS-TV regarding 'Golden desire' (exposition of 50 years of Hubert Minnebo),Venetian Galleries , Ostend
  • Video His attitude illustrated his bushido. Produced by: DeWa Films, Camera & Editing by Désiré Verslype & Walter Eeckhoudt, Sound editing by Arnold Buffel.
  • nstallation', brass sculpture and two brass benches, Residence Jatbecha, Jabbeke
  • "Met Kunst aan Tafel", top cultural-culinary event, Gloria restaurant, Hotel Andromeda, Ostend.
  • Bronze sculptures, Belgian Pavilion, World Exhibition, Aichi, Japan
  • Limited edition of four color drawings (100 copies) giclée prints – digitally produced using MUTOH EUROPE large format high resolution inkjet printers – on the occasion of two exhibitions in Japan, Nagakute and Osaka
  • Two beaten brass sculptures, in front of Seamen's Building 'Godtschalck', Ostend
  • Eight meters high copper sculpture sundial for Burcht Singelberg, Katoen Natie, Kallo Beveren
  • Two beaten brass sculptures, in front of St. Elisabeth hospital, Zottegem
  • "Met Kunst aan Tafel", a cultural-culinary happening, restaurant Auteuil, Ostend (under plate).
  • Portrait of Octave Landuyt via a line etching, commissioned by B.A.B.,Kortrijk (New Year's gift for members– 2005).
  • Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Plastic Education Foundation, Normaalschool, Ghent: edition wine label
  • Beaten brass relief, 11 metre, in front of apartments building "Venuskam", Ostend.
  • "VolHart", bibliophilic edition deluxe, with Willie Verhegghe, Tielt.
  • Awarded with the Golden Feniks 2000, Price on Culture of the region Houtland, Torhout.
  • Installed as Knight in the Order of the Crown.
  • Three beaten brass sculptures for Living Tomorrow II (House of the Future),Vilvoorde.
  • Bronzen en één koperen beeld in het Belgisch Paviljoen op de Wereldtentoonstelling, Hannover, Duitsland
  • Beaten brass sculpture for "Le Canonnier", Football Club Royal Excelsior Mouscron, Moeskroen.
  • Design: Prix Jean Faucher, bits, Paris 2000, Paris, France.
  • Europa, a multimedia project, in collaboration with Frans Boenders and Jean-Luc Dehaene, Antwerp.
  • "The Phallus in Art and Culture", Johan Mattelaer. Reproductions of various jewels.
  • "BHUTAN. Monasteries and spirits". A photo book of Hubert Minnebo. Text of Winand Callewaert. Publisher: Pandora, Antwerp.
  • Design, together with Willy Bosschem and Jacky De Maeyer, of the bronze statue Trinity, for the Lions of Ostend. At the same time appeared 1 THREE 1, attempted trinity, Pandora, Antwerp.
  • Label "Chateau Martinet" 1997 - Grand Cru Saint-Emilion (Caves St.-Amand, Ghent)
  • Inauguration of two beaten brass sculptures for the Queen Paola General Children's Hospital, Campus Middelheim, Antwerp.
  • Copper statue for Thomas Cook Belgium, Zwijnaarde-Ghent. Travel Awards.
  • Travel Awards, Travel Magazine-BTF, Mechelen ('98, '99, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10).
  • Small bronze sculptures & gold jewels, Belgian Pavilion, World Exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Design of an etching, serving as a year-end gift for I.S.T., a Bekaert subsidiary, Zwevegem.
  • Beaten brass sculpture, 7,2 meter high for St. Mary's Hospital, Halle.
  • Design of a wine label for Château Martinet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1997, Caves St-Amand, Ghent.
  • "Kailash, the way of the Mountain". A photo book, illustrated by Hubert Minnebo with sonnets of Frans Boenders, introduced by Winand Callewaert. Publisher: Pandora Publishing, Antwerp.
  • In the magazine "Gastronomie & Art", travel stories by Hubert Minnebo published by Paul Houwen.
  • Iris-Trophy International, Agfa-Gevaert, Antwerp.
  • First personal website.
  • Video film The Kailash story by Jef Coomans and Louis De Boeck.
  • Bronze sculpture commissioned as award by Flanders Art Treasures Collection, Tielt.
  • Zeri-Trophy, The United Nations University, Tokio, Japan (’95), Chattannooga,  Tennessee, U.S.A. (’96), Djakarta, Indonesië (’97), Windhuk, Namibië (’98), Ubud, Bali (’99).
  • Bronze sculpture for the Institute of Nutrition, Bruges.
  • Bronze statue for the State Archives, Bruges.
  • Bronze door handles for the go of "International Consulting" Ostend
  • Design "Beer and Gastronomy award 1994", Alken-Maes Brewery  (1994, ’95, ’96). Bilzen
  • Designs bronze Honorary Member Award presented at the tenth annual Congress of ESHRE, AZ-Vrije UniversiteitBrussels.
  • Beaten brass sculpture for the Cultural Center, Hasselt.
  • Bronze sculture for the Salvator Hospital, Hasselt.
  • Beaten brass sculpture for Living Tomorrow, Vilvoorde.
  • Design "4X4 of the Year" Award, magazine "4X4PLUS", Sint-Niklaas (1993, ’94, ’95).
  • Design "Pieter Pourbus" and "Georges de Wandeleer"; awards ordered by the Belgian Confederation of Real Estate Professions, Middelkerke (1993, ’94, ’95).
  • Member of Top Westvlamingen
  • Annual calendar Printing house VOET, Deinze (ink drawings)
  • Associate of the Brussels "De Warande", Brussels.
  • Small bronze sculptures & gold jewels, Belgian Pavilion, World Exhibition in Sevilla, Spain.
  • Bronze sculpture for the Hasselt - Province Hall, Hasselt.
  • Knight in the National Confrerie of Belgian Cheese and Gastronomy.
  • Design crystal "Culinary Award", Culinary Environment, Antwerp.
  • Beaten brass sculpture for the Ministry of Transport, Brussels.
  • Design: Grand Prix 1991, Zoute Jumping Classic, Knokke.
  • Design 'European Manager of the Year' Award, Madrid (1991), Düsseldorf (1992).
  • Photographic illustration "Vietnam Scenes", Roularta Media Group, Brussels.
  • Bronze sculpture for the 10th anniversary of Neckermann Travel, Ghent.
  • Retrospective exhibition at the Market Halls of the Belfry of Bruges, Bruges (catalog).
  • Photographic illustration of the B.R.T. edition of Frans Boenders's "Sublime and hardly anything - a Japanese diary", Brussels.
  • Group of seven bronze sculptures for S.W.I.F.T., Terhulpen.
  • "Honoris Causa" in the Order of the 33 Belgian Chefs ("Maîtres cuisiniers"), Casino, Knokke.
  • Beaten brass sculpture for Mechim, Louvain-La-Neuve.
  • Beaten brass sculpture for the "Blauwe Toren" cemetery, Bruges.
  • Art monography "Hubert Minnebo" (Dutch, French, English) by Fernand Bonneure. Lannoo Edition, Tielt.
  • Bronze sculpture for Etivoet, Deinze.
  • Bronze sculpture for the V.K.W.-building, Antwerp.
  • Photographic illustration of Frans Boenders's "Tibetan Diary". B.R.T. Edition, Brussels.
  • Design of E.S.I.F. Award, Keerbergen (1987 – ’88 – ’89 – ’90 – ’91).
  • Design 12th International Award "Leonardo Da Vinci" for the Brussels Rotary Club, Brussels.
  • First Overview Exhibition: "15 years of bronze, 10 years of gold". Casino of Ostend, Ostende (catalog)
  • Luxury edition in conjunction with Frans Boenders: "Zouave in Amor's Service: fictitious images, etched texts".
  • Nominated Knight in the Order of Leopold II.
  • Member of the Ostend branch of the "Order of the Prince", Ostend.
  • Monography by Philippe Cruysmans in the series "Art Poche" and by Frans Boenders in the series "Kunstboek" (Artbook). Publisher: "Les Editeurs d'Arts Associés", Brussels.
  • 15 meter high Beaten brass sculpture for the city of Jeddah, Saoudi-Arabië.
  • Designs "Baccara Award" for the Middelkerke Casino, Middelkerke
  • RTL "The magic Lantern", 15-minute documentary about Hubert Minnebo by Philippe Cruysmans.
  • Monography "Hubert Minnebo". Publisher: "Terre d'Europe", Brussel.
  • Film "Hubert Minnebo" (16 mm, colour, sound track , 1/2 hour). Producer: Roger Claeys.
  • Working subsidized by the Belgian government
  • Golden jewellery; pendants, rings, brooches, pins, bracelets, ... (unique pieces)
  • Settles down at Stalhille (Groot-Jabbeke). Residence, foundry, exhibition room.
  • Working subsidized by the Belgian government.
  • Seven meter high sculpture for the Belgian Pavillion at the Osaka World Exhibition, Japan (with Roland Monteyne).
  • Establishment of bronze foundry (lost wax method).
  • Monography in the Arts Paperback Series at Van Wiemeersch's, Ghent.
  • Decoration of the Lovanium University Church facade, Kinshasa, Kongo.
  • Gold Medal at the Firenze International Exhibition Florence, Italië.
  • College of Education (HNO).
  • Participates in the 3rd Youth Biennale in Paris, under O. Landuyt's guidance Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne
  • Obtained qualification of Plastic Arts Teacher Training at Ghent
  • First personal exhibition (paintings), Ostend.
  • Born in Brugge on the 6th of February.

From 1979

India, Sikkim, Nepal, Thailand, Birma, Pakistan, China, Centraal- en West-Tibet, Hawaï, Japan, Egypte, Vietnam, La ruta Maya (Yucutan, Guatemala, Honduras), Bolivia, Cambodja, Laos, Bhutan, Arunachal (northeast of India), Nagaland, Mustang (northwest of Nepal), Western and Eastern Cape (South Africa), Mali, Ladakh, Zanskar, Lahaul, Spiti en Ethiopia, Kazachstan, Kirgizië, Camino Primitivo (Lugo - Santiago de Compostela)


Hubert Minnebo
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8490 Stalhille
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+32 (0)475 80 06 08

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