On 1 February, 1996, Mr.Leif Jensen's bronze foundry, Broncest oberiet celebrated its 25 years jubilee. In the largest bronze foundry in Scandinavia with his wife Jytte, who is his good adviser as well, his son Peter, his daughter Pia, and the sculptor Aage Leif Nielsen, and so on, 200 artists gathered from all over Europe to celebrate his todays success.
Mr.Bjorn Wiinblad, Mr.Guy Badse, the president of Copenhagen University, Ms.Lissy Bosen, Mr.John Duke, and any other famous artists have a pleasant chat on Mr.Leif Jensen's casting skill highly valued. His daughter Pia Jensen, the active textile designer, though she was quite busy in escorting the guests, introduced me, who did not know what to do with myself, to them politely.
At the center table with so many gifts piled mountain high, congratulatory telegrams from various countries in the world were announced, of which one from Mr.Miyajima, chairman of Hibiya-kadan Floral Co.,Ltd.,Japan, "I sincerely wish you luck, Mr.Leif Jensen, like a Scandinavian big tree with annual rings strongly grown-up." arose a storm of applause, which is fresh in my memory.
Lief Jensen is said to be the most excellent existing caster that Denmark has ever produced, and it would be natural, considering his achievement of the works by Bent Sorensen, Mogens Moller, Arje Griegst, and any other renowned artists, and Andersen's Little Mermaid sculpture. He is a caster worth calling the great master of bronze, for hi is able to restore with his own skill even a sculpture of 300 years old to its original state in the same manner as those days.