Monday hero: Martin van Waning

I am on the small Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog for a working holiday. We have rented a house that used to be the studio of the artist Martin van Waning (1889-1972).

This painter-sculptor was born in The Hague, but moved to Schiermonnikoog in 1937.

Many of his landscapes were painted here.

In the village here, there's an ill-proportioned bronze statue by Van Waning of a monk (the island is named after the monks that lived here)