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Original Loet Vanderveen "Large Polar Bear" Bronze Wildlife Sculpture

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Modern and elegant, Loet Vanderveen limited edition, signed bronze sculpture, "Large Polar Bear" depicts a standing polar bear with his head up. The patina of the animal is speckled light green, with shiny, brass patina tail accents. Signed, "LOET xxx/750" on the belly. Measures 10" long by 7.5" high by 5.5" wide. Weighs 9 pounds. Retails for $2375. One of the most famous sculptors of our time, and the most prominent wildlife sculptor, Loet Vanderveen (1921-2015) was born in Rotterdam, Holland, very near a Victorian-era zoo, which he visited every day until it was destroyed during World War II. He escaped from occupied Holland and served in the R.A.F. during the war. During the first eleven years following the war he was a fashion designer in Zurich, London and New York. He studied Chinese glaze techniques for three years with Fong Chow, then curator of the Far Eastern Department of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. This knowledge eventually led to applying patinas to bronze animal forms. 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. Living in a remote area where there was an abundance of wildlife, coupled with his love for animals, led him to create ceramic animal forms. Striving for more sophisticated and graceful images, he ventured into designing animals in bronze, enhanced by a rich palette of subtle patinas, offering uniquely stylized interpretations appreciated by distinguished worldwide collectors. His works are in the permanent collections of museums throughout the world.

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    There is a little wear on the edges of the ears.
  • Dimensions
    H 7.5 in. x W 5.5 in. x D 10 in.H 19.05 cm x W 13.97 cm x D 25.4 cm
  • Seller Location
    Tustin, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
    0029-SA#1
  • Reference Number
    LU4033312832332
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