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 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 in his life.

He escaped from occupied Holland and upon his arrival in England he was decorated for valor
by Queen Wilhelmina. 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.
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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 very conducive to Loet’s creativity. His first years in Big Sur were spent working on
architectural commissions of ceramics, 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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"Armored Horse"
H: 13.5" x W: 10.25"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Bright Silver
$ 2,530
"Cheetah & Cub"
H: 6" x W: 8" D: 7"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Winter Wheat
$ 1,470
"Camel & Baby"
H: 8" x W: 3" D: 8"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Winter Wheat
$ 1,865
"Classic Gorilla"
H: 5" x W: 5"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Black Granite
$ 490
"Small Elephant Drinking"
H: 7" x W: 12"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Bright Silver
$ 1,665
"Cheetah Pair"
H: 5" x W: 15.5"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Silver & Black
$ 2,000
"Classic Bushbuck Jewel"
H: 3.5" x W: 5"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Black Pearl
$ 480
"Kenya Cheetah"
H: 5.5" x W: 7"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Silver Black
$1,215
"Classic Bushbuck Jewel"
H: 3.5" x W: 5"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Turquoise
$ 480
"Rhino"
H: 18" x W: 7" D: 9.5"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Bright Silver
$ 3,960
"Running Cheetahs"
H: 27.5" x W: 7" D: 6.75"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Mahogany
$ 4,540
"Elephant Calf"
H: 3.5" x W: 6" x D: 2.3"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Navy
$ 610
"Classic Nyala"
H: 4.5" x W: 4.5"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Green
$ 415
"Giraffe Jewel"
H: 3" x W: 4.5"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Amber
$ 535
"Waterbucks"
H: 12" x W: 6.5"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Navy
$ 1,660
"Standing Polar Bear and Baby"
H: 15.5" x W: 8" x D: 7.25"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Blue Ivory
$ 2,820
"Springbok Jewel"
H: 9" x W: 9"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Amber
$ 1,220
"Classic Baboon"
H: 4" x W: 3"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Speckled Brown
$ 420
"Bear and Cub"
H: 25" x W: 10" x D: 4"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Marbled Brown
$ 1,750
"Classic Bushbuck"
H: 4" x W: 5"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Marbled Red
$ 445
"Crouching Cheetah"
H: 5" x W: 11"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Silver & Black
$ 850
"Drinking Impala"
H: 8.75" x W: 5.75"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Soft Silver
$ 1,200
"Drinking Giraffe"
H: 8" x W: 11"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Soft Silver
$ 1,990
"Llama"
H: 10" x W: 6.5" x D: 3"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Black Granite
$ 1,510
"Classic Panda"
H: 4" x W: 4"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Black
$ 560
"Emperor Penguin"
H: 9" x W: 9" x D: 5.5"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Graphite
$ 1,750
"Polar Bear Jewel"
H: 3.3" x W: 5"
Limited Edition Bronze
Patina: Aquamarine
$ 475