In 1980, while visiting the Musée Rodin in Paris, then teen-age Lotta Blokker discovered French sculptor Auguste Rodin. She admired his work so much that it became the driving force in her own creative career. At the age of nineteen she went to Italy to study at the Florence Academy of Art. Blokker’s obvious talent didn’t go unnoticed. Even before she completed the program there, she began teaching.
Besides drawing inspiration from classic works, Blokker also looked to master painters such as Vincent van Gogh, Lucian Freud and others. Her breathtaking bronze sculptures continue to explore “…people in their sincere emotion…”