Bert van Loo – Wikipedia

Dutch sculptor

Bert van Loo

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Bert van Loo – 1998


Hubertus Josephus Antoinette van Loo

(1946-03-11)11 March 1946

Died 19 December 2016
Nationality Dutch
Education Gerrit Rietveld Academy
Known for Sculpture and glass art

Notable work

Senza Parole (1998) Amsterdam – Osdorp Kroonluchter (2009) Provinciehuis Noord Holland – Haarlem

Bert van Loo (Gulpen,[1] 1946 – 2016) was a Dutch sculptor, who mainly worked with glass. He was mainly active in the Netherlands and China.


Bert van Loo acquired his sculptors education from 1969 to 1973 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Van Loo worked mainly with the material glass, mostly in combination with the materials bronze, lead, stone and wood. Van Loo was a teacher and guest teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Royal College of Art, Londen, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, US, and many other art academies in Europe, US, Japan, Australia and China.
From 1975 until 2014, Bert van Loo was also advisor and curator for multiple organisations like the Council for Culture in The Hague, the Mondriaan Fund in Amsterdam, the Government of Amsterdam, Amstelveen and also for the Levant Art Gallery[2] in Shanghai, China.

He realized works in the public space in the Netherlands and also in China.
Bert van Loo had solo exhibitions as well with fellow artists in the Netherlands and most European countries, as well as America, Australia, Japan and China.[3]

He won different awards and in 2006 he received a retrospective: in Museum Fundación Centro Del Vidrio, La Granja[4] – Segovia, Spain. His work is in the collection of different museum’s, private collections and corporate collections.

Art works Bert van Loo[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Gulpen: First sculpture of Bert van Loo in Gulpen.
  2. ^ Exclusive Exhibition of Contemporary Glass Art from Europe in the Levant Art gallery, Shangai, 2013 Archived 20 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ “Press release of the Chinese European Art Centre (ceac)”. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  4. ^ Bert van Loo : naturalezas cruzadas – cutting through nature
  5. ^ Image and Art Archive – Art in the Public Space – Government Leidschendam. Archived 14 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ ‘Grain of Sand’ (‘Zandkorrel’) publicly known as ‘the Egg’ – Government of Noord-Oost Polder, the Netherlands”. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  7. ^ Amsterdam: Artwork 1993 Mauritskade 61, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (search for: Loo, Bert van – 1993)
  8. ^ ‘Senza Parole’ – Amsterdam, Osdorpplein (search for: Osdorplein)
  9. ^ Short film (in Chinese) with Bert van Loo – International Horticultural Exposition 2011 Xi’an China. Archived 14 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Leda en de Zwaan, Gemeente Haarlemmermeer, 1999.
  11. ^ Short film of Claire Taylor about the chandelier in the Province House of North Holland – Haarlem. on YouTube
  12. ^ “Continuous 2012 Exposition in honor of the bilateral relations between the Netherlands and China. Rolling Snowball/3-Guangzhou 10 Nov. – 3 Dec. 2012. Now part of the collection of: Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai – China”. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014.