Little is known about sculptor and decorative artist Carel Wirtz (1884-1944). He was born in The Hague where he studied at the Royal Academy of Art. He moved to Brussels for a short time where he possibly worked for the Fonderie Nationale des Bronzes. In 1901 Wirtz returned to The Hague and in 1903 he moved to Rotterdam. Wirtz designed a sculpture of an Indonesian court dancer for Plateelbakkerij Haga in Purmerend and a room divider executed by the Hubert Fermin embroidery workshop in The Hague in 1902.