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Loet Vanderveen

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Sculptor Loet Vanderveen
Loet Vanderveen

About Loet Vanderveen

Loet Vanderveen was born in Rotterdam, Holland. His home was very close to the zoo where during his early years, Loet spent a great deal of his time. It was during this period in life that he developed his love for animals. At night, listening to the sound of the wild animals in the zoo, he would fantasise about safaris to Africa... fantasies which were eventually realised!

Exhibition History of Loet Vanderveen

Art Museum-Cincinnati, Ohio
Art Museum-Syracuse, New York
Crocker Gallery Museum-Sacramento, California
De Young Museum-San Francisco, California
Minneapolis Art Institute-Minneapolis, Minnesota
Museum of Art-Oakland, California
Museum of Contemporary Crafts-New York City
Pasadena Art Museum-Pasadena, California
Monterey Museum of Art-Retrospective-Monterey, California

Biography / CV of Loet Vanderveen

Loet Vanderveen was born in Rotterdam, Holland. His home was very close to the zoo where during his early years, Loet spent a great deal of his time. It was during this period in life that he developed his love for animals. At night, listening to the sound of the wild animals in the zoo, he would fantasise about safaris to Africa... fantasies which were eventually realised! Hours before the bombardment of Rotterdam, the Dutch army was ordered to destroy all of the dangerous species in the zoo. The animals were destroyed as well as his home and these events led Loet into a new phase of his life.

He escaped from occupied Holland and upon his arrival in England, he was decorated for valour, by Queen Wilhelmia and served in the RAF. During the first eleven years, he lived in Zurich, London and New York, working as a fashion designer. He was not satisfied with his profession and a meeting with Fong Chow, the curator of the Far Eastern Department of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, led to private ceramic studies with Fong for the next three years. He learned a great deal about Chinese glaze techniques and applying fine glazes to the correct forms. This knowledge eventually led to applying patinas to bronze animal forms.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Loet Vanderveen

Private Collectors

H.M. Queen Elizabeth The King of Tonga
President and Mrs. Reagan
Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Owings
King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz
Mr. A.J. Foyt
Mr. Barry Manilow
Ms. Elizabeth Taylor
President Suharto of Indonesia
Mr. John D. Cabott Lodge
President Gerald Ford
Mr. Burt Reynolds
Mr. Arnold Schwartzenegger
Sheik Yamany of OPEC
Ms. Martina Navratilova
Mr. Wilt Chamberlain
Prince Bendar Al Faisal
Jacques Cousteau Society
The Royal Belgium Zoological Society
Ms. Mary Tyler Moore
Federal Government of Switzerland
Sultan of Oman
Mr. Wally Schira, Astronaut
Mr. and Mrs. David Packard
Mr. Bill Cosby Senator
Barry Goldwater

Public Works of Loet Vanderveen

Architectural Commissions

U.S. National Bank-Omaha, Nebraska
Borax Building-Los Angeles, California
Bush Gardens-Van Nuys, California
Carthay Circle Building-Los Angeles, California
Church Leisure World-Seal Beach, California
Firemanís Union Building-Los Angeles, California
First Hebrew Congregational Church-Salinas, California
Northern California Savings Bank-Santa Cruz, California
Northern California Savings Bank-Menlo Park, California
Northern California Savings Bank-Los Altos, California
Cuesta College-San Luis Obispo, California
San Bernadino College-San Bernadino, California

Price Range of Work

Loet Vanderveen's work has a price range from £609 to £5,434

Mediums utilised

Loet Vanderveen's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Loet Vanderveen's work is found in the following categories on site:
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures (7)
Endangered Animal Species Sculptures (6)
Small Animal Sculptures (5)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (4)
Cats Wild and Big Cats Sculpture (4)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (4)
Stylized Animals Sculptures (3)
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings (2)
Adult with Young Animal Bird, Reptile or Amphibian, Fish Statues (2)
Deer Sculptures
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess
Antelope sculpture
Young Animal Bird, Reptile or Amphibian and possibly Insects Statues
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue
Elephants (Pachederms) Sculptures, African, Indian, Sumatran
Horses Small, for Indoors and Inside Display Statues statuettes Sculptures figurines commissions commemoratives
Horses Abstract / Semi Abstract / Stylised / Contemporary / Modern Statues Sculptures statuettes
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