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Profile image of Loet VanderveenLoet 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!

Sculpture: 'Seated Cheetah (bronze Small Gazing statuette)'
by Loet Vanderveen

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Lost Wax Bronze Cats Wild and Big Cats sculpture by sculptor Loet Vanderveen titled: 'Seated Cheetah (bronze Small Gazing statuette)'
Lost Wax Bronze Cats Wild and Big Cats sculpture by sculptor Loet Vanderveen titled: 'Seated Cheetah (bronze Small Gazing statuette)' - Artwork View 1 Lost Wax Bronze Cats Wild and Big Cats sculpture by sculptor Loet Vanderveen titled: 'Seated Cheetah (bronze Small Gazing statuette)' - Artwork View 2
Sculpture description:
Cheetahs Sitting Resting limited edition statuette or sculpture This stunning piece has been created by world renowned sculptor, Loet Vanderveen. Loet believes that "To capture the soul of the man, one must look into his eyes. To capture the eyes of the Beast, one must look into nature`s soul." Big Cats statues Since Man`s primordial existence, he has conveyed an abstract desire to portray his idealistic virtues in the animal form. His inclination has been to emulate the instinctive power and elegance of nature`s assembly. It is the innate elegance of nature that the sculpture strives to reproduce. Using a medium of cast and patinated bronze, Loet Vanderveen is able to seize the celebration of the animal`s form and beauty. This piece is supplied in a transportation crate complete with a hand signed certificate of authenticity.
Artist's comments:
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 Wilhelmina 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. 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 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 stylised interpretations are appreciated by distinguished worldwide collectors.
Dimensions/size: 1 ft 2 in x 8 in x 1 ft 2 in (height x width x depth)
approx: 35.6 x 20.3 x 35.6 cm
It is a 0.3 times lifesize sculpture
Edition: 308/1750
Medium: Lost Wax bronze
Sculptor: Loet Vanderveen [sculptor profile]
Price: £
3,842

Converted prices below are only for guidance and should be checked:
4,577
/ USD $
4,833
/ AUD $
6,473
/ CAD $
6,369
/ CHF
4,923
Availability: Yes, for sale.*
Category: Cats Wild and Big Cats Sculpture
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures
Endangered Animal Species Sculptures
Small Animal Sculptures
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings
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Title: Seated Cheetah (bronze Small Gazing statuette)
Finish: Patina
Recommended Usage: Indoors only (finish and/or material and/or size may be unsuitable for the garden)
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