Kirkeby was a Danish artist who passed away in 2018. He had a masters degree but not the usual MFA you associate with art. He held a masters in education in arctic geology. He was also part of an experimental school of art, eks-skolen. This, literally, was a college founded in opposition to the traditional art college.
Kirkeby often worked in brick sculptures somewhat more elaborate than those here. He also worked in bronze and lithographs. Find out more HERE and HERE.