Loet Vanderveen

Sculpture (45-works)

Loet  Vanderveen Greater Kudu
Greater Kudu
Bronze
24 x 26 x 16 in
Loet  Vanderveen Bathing Elephant
Bathing Elephant
Bronze
8 x 7 x 5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Camel Caravan large
Camel Caravan large
Bronze
9 x 28.5 x 6 in
Loet  Vanderveen Camel Classic
Camel Classic
Bronze
3.5 x 6 x 2 in
Loet  Vanderveen Camel Couple
Camel Couple
Bronze
12 x 19.5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Camel Pair Noah_s
Camel Pair Noah's
Bronze
6.5 x 6 x 3 in
Loet  Vanderveen Drinking Elephant Large
Drinking Elephant Large
Bronze
10.75 x 15 x 7.5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Gerenuk Quartet
Gerenuk Quartet
Bronze
12.5 x 17 x 6.5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Gerenuk Standing
Gerenuk Standing
Bronze
12 x 7 x 2 in
Loet  Vanderveen Gorilla_ Silverback
Gorilla, Silverback
Bronze
14 x 13 x 6 in
Loet  Vanderveen Horse Family large
Horse Family large
Bronze
14.5 x 21.5 x 9 in
Loet  Vanderveen Horse Family small
Horse Family small
Bronze
11 x 15 x 10 in
Loet  Vanderveen Horse and Colt large
Horse and Colt large
Bronze
10.5 x 14 x 7.5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Horses Four
Horses Four
Bronze
7 x 11 x 5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Impala Pair
Impala Pair
Bronze
7.5 x 13 x 5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Imperial Elephant
Imperial Elephant
Bronze
15 x 27 x 12 in
Loet  Vanderveen Kudu
Kudu
Bronze
11.5 x 15 in
Loet  Vanderveen Leo_ Lion
Leo, Lion
Bronze
7 x 15 x 5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Monkey
Monkey
Bronze
11 x 11 x 3.25 in
Loet  Vanderveen Nyala_ classic
Nyala, classic
Bronze
4 x 4 x 1.5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Orangutan Classic
Orangutan Classic
Bronze
2.25 x 6 x 2 in
Loet  Vanderveen Ostrich
Ostrich
Bronze
10.5 x 11.5 x 4.5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Ostrich Group Running small
Ostrich Group Running small
Bronze
10 x 11 x 8 in
Loet  Vanderveen Ostriches large running
Ostriches large running
Bronze
8 x 18 x 13 in
Loet  Vanderveen Polar Bear Reclining
Polar Bear Reclining
Bronze
3.5 x 8 x 4.5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Polar Bear and Baby Reclining
Polar Bear and Baby Reclining
Bronze
4 x 8 x 5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Polar Bears and Structures
Polar Bears and Structures
Bronze
11 x 16.5 x 8 in
Loet  Vanderveen Reclining Gorilla
Reclining Gorilla
Bronze
4 x 11 x 5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Reclining Horse
Reclining Horse
Bronze
4.5 x 8 x 3 in
Loet  Vanderveen Roaring Lion Classic
Roaring Lion Classic
Bronze
3.75 x 5 x 2 in
Loet  Vanderveen Royal Lion
Royal Lion
Bronze
8 x 21 x 4 in
Loet  Vanderveen Running Giraffes
Running Giraffes
Bronze
13 x 18 x 3 in
Loet  Vanderveen Small Colt
Small Colt
Bronze
5.25 x 9 x 3 in
Loet  Vanderveen Small Foal
Small Foal
Bronze
3.75 x 7.5 x 2.5 in
Loet  Vanderveen Standing Polar Bear
Standing Polar Bear
Bronze
8 x 15.5 x 7.25 in
Loet  Vanderveen Studio Elephant
Studio Elephant
Bronze
9 x 16 x 7 in
Loet  Vanderveen Studio Horse (Large)
Studio Horse (Large)
Bronze
14.5 x 14 x 6 in
Loet  Vanderveen Studio Horse (small)
Studio Horse (small)
Bronze
10.75 x 9.5 x 5 in
Loet  Vanderveen African Giraffe
African Giraffe
Bronze
20 x 11 x 8 in
SOLD
Loet  Vanderveen Camel and Baby
Camel and Baby
Bronze
8 x 8 x 3 in
SOLD
Loet  Vanderveen Cheetah Kenya
Cheetah, Kenya
Bronze
5.5 x 7 in
SOLD
Loet  Vanderveen Royal Giraffe
Royal Giraffe
Bronze
10 x 23 x 8 in
SOLD
Loet  Vanderveen Small Seated Cheetah _1 - Caramel
Small Seated Cheetah #1 - Caramel
Bronze
14 x 8 x 14 in
SOLD
Loet  Vanderveen Stretching Gazelle - Marble Brown
Stretching Gazelle - Marble Brown
Bronze
15 x 14.5 x 8 in
SOLD

Loet  Vanderveen

Loet Vanderveen

Loet Vanderveen Biography

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 his life that he developed his love for animals. At night, listening to the sound of the wild animals in the zoo, he would fantasize about safaris to Africa…fantasies which were eventually realized! 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 valor by Queen Wilhelmia. He served in the R.A.F. during the war. During the first eleven years following the war 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, then 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.

Mr. Vanderveen left New York and built a mountain top house and studio 1,600 feet above the Pacific Ocean along California’s remote Big Sur coastline. This environment was incredibly conducive to Loet’s creativity. His first years in Big Sur were spent working on architectural commissions of ceramic, sculptured walls and lighting. Living in a remote area where there was an abundance of wildlife coupled with his love for animals prompted Loet to create ceramic animal forms. Striving for a more sophisticated and graceful image, he ventured into designing animals in bronze. These designs are enhanced by a rich palette of subtle patinas. These uniquely stylized interpretations are appreciated by distinguished worldwide collectors.

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