sculpture by Lucien Wercollier
Lucien Wercollier (1908–2002), one of Luxembourg’s leading modern artists after World War II, searched for the relationship among lines, structures, shapes, and meaning. Wercollier worked in multiple media including stone, bronze, marble, alabaster, and glass.
Perhaps the most renowned of Wercollier’s sculptures reflect the Nazi occupation of Luxembourg during World War II. Wercollier’s continual antagonization of the Nazis led to his arrest and subsequent imprisonment in a Luxembourg abbey. Eventually, he was transferred to a German concentration camp where he remained until the end of the war.
After being freed from the camp, Wercollier returned to Luxembourg and devoted himself to his work.
Today, the abbey where he was imprisoned is home to many of his sculptures.