Lot 3311
Loet Vanderveen (American/Dutch 1921-2015), Rhino, Studio
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Limited edition cast bronze with polished finish, numbered "261/1750" and signed to underside.

4 x 8 x 3 in.

Born in Rotterdam, Holland, Loet Vanderveen grew up up across the street from a local zoo, where he developed a deep love for the animal kingdom. Vanderveen began his formative artistic training after leaving the fashion design industry, studying the challenging art of reduced glazes with a master ceramicist Fong Chow in New York. Vanderveen and his partner and artist, Alba Hayward, moved to Big Sur in California where they built a large ceramic studio and here he spent formative years creating ceramic sculptures of animals with bronze elements. In 1985, Vanderveen began working exclusively in bronze, creating his iconic modernist sculptures that are included in many private and public collections worldwide, including The Cousteau Society, Mrs. David Rockefeller, Prince Bendar al Faisal, Mary Tyler Moore, Whoopie Goldberg, Julie Andrews and H.M Queen Elizabeth.

Good estate condition; some surface variation to patina, one scratch to back.