The memorial sculpture for the fallen of the First World War in Ekeren, a town in the north of Antwerp was founded in 1930 on the initiative of the town authorities, they chose the sculptor Baggen for the design.
|Picture by Harry Fabel|
Alfons Lambert (Albert) Baggen (1862-1937) was a Dutch sculptor living in Antwerp. The monument in Ekeren is representative of his oeuvre, which for a large part consists of war memorials. It is also representative of the last period of his career in which he evolved into a simplified and less classical style, inspired by art deco.
The copper sculpture group was made by the Brussels foundry 'Lesetre et Cie', which realized other memorials during the interbellum period. The copper lanterns may also have been realized by this firm. You can find the monument at this address: Veltwijcklaan, Ekeren, Antwerp.