Renowned sculptor Gerda Rubenstein whose work graces Harlow has passed away

General / Sat 21st May 2022 pm31 02:37pm

THE SCULPTOR Gerda Rubenstein has passed away at the age of 90.

Gerda Rubenstein’s work has graced Harlow for many decades.


A spokesperson for the Harlow Arts Trust said: We were very saddened to hear that Gerda Rubinstein passed away on Friday 25th March 2022.

“She leaves her husband Christopher Stevens and daughter Jessica. She will be greatly missed by many that knew her. 

“Harlow is very fortunate to have many of her works in the town. We are in discussions with the Gallery at Parndon Mill and The Gibberd Garden about holding a celebration of her life at an appropriate time. 

“We would love to hear from those who knew Gerda and have memories they would like to share. Please email [email protected]st.org.uk

IN 2017, YH interviewed Ms Rubenstein as part of the Harlow is 70 project.

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2 Comments for Renowned sculptor Gerda Rubenstein whose work graces Harlow has passed away:

Tony Durcan
2022-05-22 17:44:03

Had a great life and will live on due to her amazing work. It would be wonderful if Harlow could remember her, perhaps with a named road.

Francis Murray
2022-09-25 14:58:08

I was sorry to hear about Gerda's death. I was looking at one of her sculptures... Number 34 on the Bicycle Sculpture Loop of Harlow today. Sadly the top level was stolen. I can see other vandalism on it as well. Missing heads and bizarrely a metal cat has been bolted on to it. Clearly not original. It would great if Harlow could get some art funding to restore it to its original condition. Maybe put some CCTV cameras in first though. I would second Tony Duran's idea of naming a Street after her. It would have to have her full name so as not to confuse her with the pianist.

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