Paul Kingma

Kingma was educated at "Kunstoefening" in Arnhem, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam (under Piet Esser) and the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Kingma made as a sculptor a number of works for public spaces. He was primarily known as a mosaic artist with his heavy "Kingmatafels", which he made in the late 1960s. From an admiration for the life and history of the Earth made tables in natural stone and materials he collected from all over the world. Later, he made tableaux with fossils and petrified wood. In 1961 he was appointed as the first Director of the "Instituut voor beeldende expressie" in Amersfoort and gave there for five years, mosaic classes.

Kingma lived and worked in the Hague, Kortenhoef, Amsterdam, London, Amersfoort (ca. 1961), Epe (from 1966), Amerongen (1984-1990) and finally in Pingjum. He died at the age of 81, in 2013.