Lucien Armand Marco den Arend (December 15, 1943) is a geometric abstract sculptor. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In his sculpture he avoids composition. As is the case with concrete art, his work is not modeled after any existing object – his sculpture represents only itself. Concrete art and design or concretism is an Abstractionist movement that evolved in the 1930s out of the work of De Stijl, the Futurists and Most of his sculptures were made for public art projects.
Den Arend was born in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Dordrecht (population 119649 in 2004 or in English (and locally colloquially Dordt, is a city and municipality in the Dutch province of South The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands In 1953 his family emigrated to the United States, where they settled in Los Angeles California. Between 1964 and 1966 he studied art and Russian at California State University, Long Beach. California State University Long Beach (also known as Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSU Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU During the summer of 1965 the first international sculpture symposium in the United States (and the first on a college campus) was organized on the campus of California State University at Long Beach . There he made friends with Joop Beljon, who was the participating sculptor from The Netherlands. After returning to The Netherlands he continued his art studies at the Tilburg Academy of Art, studying for an Nht teaching degree. Tilburg ( is a Municipality and a City in the Netherlands, located in the southern province of Noord-Brabant. Fully accredited independent professional art and design colleges offering BFA degrees Academy of Art University Art Academy of Cincinnati After finishing his studies there, he attended the last year of sculpture classes at the Rotterdam Academy of Art – now the Willem de Kooning Academy. Rotterdam (pronounced) is the 2nd-largest City by population in the Netherlands, located in the province of Willem de Kooning (April 24 1904 – March 19 1997 was an Abstract expressionist painter born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands When he finished his studies there in 1970, the Rotterdam Art Foundation awarded him the ‘drempelprijs’ for his accomplishments in the field of sculpture in that year in Rotterdam. Later he taught at the Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam and At the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague with Joop Beljon who was its director. Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west
In 1969 he received his first commission for an environmental sculpture project. The term environmental sculpture is variously defined A development of the art of the 20th century environmental Sculpture usually creates or alters the environment At that time his visiting card read “Environmental Sculpture. ” He used this term for sculpture that went beyond making a sculptural object for a specific environment – the environment itself had to become the sculpture. Presently the term site-specific art covers both. He incorporated elements that we know from our environment to bring them together to form a new whole. These elements could be natural materials as well as artifacts. His first environment was an enclosed garden for a social work place in Dordrecht, DSW. In 1971 he made another environmental work, the Walburg Project which he incorporated into an agricultural landscape, in the town of Zwijndrecht. Zwijndrecht may refer to Zwijndrecht Belgium Zwijndrecht Netherlands Up to now he has made site-specific projects in more than 55 cities throughout northwestern Europe.
In the early seventies he met Henry Moore three times during his trips to Forte Dei Marmi, where he worked at Henraux Stone Yards in Querceta Italy. Henry Spencer Moore OM CH FBA (30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986 was an English artist and sculptor. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest With him he discussed the area of site_specific sculpture and the overlapping area of environmental sculpture.
From the early seventies he was active in various artists’ associations, advisory committees for public art in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and other municipalities in Holland. Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west Rotterdam (pronounced) is the 2nd-largest City by population in the Netherlands, located in the province of Holland is a region in the western part of the Netherlands. A maritime and economic power in the 17th century Holland today consists of the Dutch provinces of He was chairman of the stipend committee of the Dutch Ministry of Culture in 1982 and 1983 and chairman of the Dutch Sculptors’ Association from 1984 to 1986. He organized international exhibitions and symposia of sculpture such as the East West Forum (Japan and The Netherlands), North Sea|Black Sea (Bulgaria and the Netherlands). The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian In the Drechtsteden Area he realized his plan for an international sculpture Park, OPAM, which was opened by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in 1996. The Drechtsteden (Dutch for "Drecht" cities are a number of towns and cities bordering each other in the delta area of the rivers Oude Maas, Noord In 1999 Queen Beatrix and the Bulgarian King Simeon II opened Black Sea|North Sea, a symposium and exhibition of five Bulgarian sculptors in OPAM. Royal history Simeon is the son of Tsar Boris III and Tsaritsa Giovanna di Savoia. He received the Knight of Madara (Madara Horseman) decoration from the President of Bulgaria. The Madara Rider or Madara Horseman (Мадарски конник Madarski konnik) is an Early medieval large rock Relief carved In 2004 he started the organization of his second international sculpture park FOAM, Finnish Open Air Museum in Finland to which country he moved in 2003. He now lives and works in Kangasniemi, Finland where a collection of his sculptures is permanently exhibited on the grounds of Penttilä, an old estate in the Saimaa Lake District. Kangasniemi is a municipality in Finland. " The most beautiful municipality of Finland " the municipality was founded in 1867 Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. Saimaa ( IPA:) or Saimen in Swedish, is a lake in southeastern Finland. He named the sculpture park POAM, Penttilä Open Air Museum.