Leon van den Eijkel

Smiling Windmills by Leon van den Eijkel

Leon van den Eijkel (born 1940) is a Dutch-born New Zealand artist who studied at The Hague's Royal Academy of Art from 1958 to 1963. He immigrated to New Zealand in 1986.

Van den Eijkel has exhibited widely in Europe, the United States, and New Zealand, and is represented in many major public and private collections. Notable artworks include the artwork Red Cloud Confrontation in Landscape (1996), at Gibbs Farm, near Auckland; Urban Forest (2007), a sculpture on Wellington's Meridian Energy Wind Sculpture walk; and Smiling Windmills (2008), installed in Lower Hutt's Avalon Park.

The artist & Trustees at the un-veiling of Smiling Windmills