Hanneke Beaumont (Maastricht, the Netherlands, 1947) started her art studies at the Académie de Braine l’Alleud, and then studied sculpture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de La Cambre and at the Hogere Rijksschool voor Beeldende Kunsten in Anderlecht. She had her very first solo show in 1983. Her career took off in 1994 when she received the major award of the Centre International d’Art Contemporain Château Beychevelle for her sculpture group "Le Courage". In 2005, the Museum Beelden aan Zee in The Hague presented an important retrospective of her work. More recently, in 2011 Hanneke Beaumont was awarded the "Premio Pietrasanta e la Versilia nel Mondo" award, which in the past has been awarded to artists such as Botero, Pomodoro, Mitoraj and Folon.
In Brussels, Beaumont's emblematic six-meter-high sculpture "Stepping Forward" is installed in front of the main office of the EU Council. With works exhibited in numerous public and private collections worldwide, Hanneke Beaumont today enjoys an international reputation.
The artist divides her work time between Middelburg, the Netherlands and Pietrasanta, Italy. Her sculptures are realized in terracotta, bronze and cast iron.