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LOET vanderveen

Dutch-American Bronze Sculptor of Wildlife

Capturing Wildlife’s Essence in Sculpture


Loet Vanderveen (1921-2015) was a visionary Dutch-American sculptor celebrated for his exceptional bronze creations that immortalized the essence of wildlife. Born in Rotterdam, he honed his artistic brilliance at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Relocating to California in the 1960s, he began his artistic journey towards sculpting animals with unparalleled precision and elegance. Vanderveen’s bronze sculptures, particularly of majestic wild cats and graceful birds, mesmerized art enthusiasts worldwide. His works, characterized by intricate detailing and a deep connection with the animal realm, garnered global recognition and adorned collections of museums and collectors. Vanderveen’s legacy endures as his sculptures evoke a timeless celebration of the beauty and spirit of the natural world.