Expressive mysterious, almost spiritual mask sculpture made from grey-green ashlar stone in the twenties by Bernard Richters. Bernard Richters (1888-1966) was an intriguing Dutch visual artist. Between the two world wars he worked in the Expressionist and Symbolist style. He joined the expressionistic Rotterdam group "De Branding" and was influenced by the work of Mendes da Costa and Otto Freundlich. His sculptures are as mysterious as he was himself, seldomly attending exhibitions and avoiding any publicity. During his life he was known as an unworldly and impractical man. The sculptures of Bernard Richters are very exclusive: although he was greatly appreciated for his work during his life, he felt extremely uncomfortable by selling his work. This is why he kept the prices high and sold only few artworks.