Willem van Beelen,
born 1954 Holland "The Netherlands"
gifted with a great talent, he can draw, paint and be a sculptor as well.
His drive to create always new objects made him an artist with a long service record,
always looking for the highest score of perfection, characterized by perfect craftsmanship.
He has specialized himself in the art of casting, bronze and silver,
so he can perform his models as he wants to. Specially in the combination bronze and stones.
His bronzes are a collector’s items for many..
Willem van Beelen today
Willem van Beelen today, is a sculptor, whose life is dedicated
and connected with the Arabian horse.
He passes his days in his studio, sculpting or designing, preparing
new models in clay or wax, and sometimes he is travelling around the world,
visiting horsebreeders, watching their horses , inspiring himself for
the making of new sculptures.
The Career of Willem van Beelen
His artistic career nowadays is turning around this object in all his forms,
His bronzes are well known in the world of the arabian horsebreeders and enthusiasts.
His sculptures from small to life size in bronze or marmorgranulat are bought
by these people who are sharing this passion for this so very fine and elegant creature.
The Passion of Willem van Beelen And it is just the passion of Willem van Beelen
that makes that creativity can flourish and gives him the urge to create.
And just because he is having so much inspiriation for making new things,
he is co-operating with some well-known art casting firms now ,
so they can help him to find more time, for the making of all these ideas he
is having in his head and want to be realized. Willem van Beelen really hopes that
Willem van Beelen was commissioned to make a portrait (oil on canvas)
of the Founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, King Abdul Aziz Al Saud,
for the realizing of the book : Legacy of Saudi Arabia,
A Tribute to HRH Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
and the Arabian Horses of the Kingdom.
There is also made a sculpture in bronze of this portrait.
For the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia he made various sculptures,
placed in the Embassies of Saudi Arabia. HRH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
bought some of his sculptures during one of the first horse fairs in Dubai
His life size fillies travelled to the courts of Ajman, Sharjah and Saudi Arabia.