Gabriel Sterk attended drawing classes in Australia at the Adelaide School of Arts in 1959, and from 1960 until 1967 he continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam.
In 1969 he was awarded the silver medal of the “Prix de Rome” and “the Louis Weiller portrait price medal” of the Institut de France in 1974.
Sterk returned to Australia in 1979 to execute commissions for equestrian statues.
When the gallery Bernheim Jeune in Paris invited him for an exhibition in 1984, he decided to settle in France.
In 1992 he was rewarded the “Prix du President de la Republique” and received the “Price for excellence” of the Rodin contest organized by the Hakone Open Air Museum in Japan.
Important works of his hand: “Jappeloup” (equestrian bronze) in the Musee Olympique in Lausanne, “Drowning” in the open air museum Utsukushi-ga-hara in Japan, “Cezanne” in Aix en Provence”, “Van Gogh” in St Remy de Provence , “The Fighting Stallions” and “Mare and Foal” in Australia, “Jeune Fine” in the Museum Beelden aan Zee in The Netherlands. He also created a monumental “Rembrandt” and a monumental portrait of “Picasso”.