Aart Rietveld was
born in Dordrecht, a city in the southern part of Holland.
He came to the United States in 1960. In his earlier years
he worked primarily in pen and ink, watercolor, and some off
the wall collages. The Rocky Mountain News asked him to make
a collage out of shredded newspaper commemorating the opening
of the 16th. Street Mall. Shortly thereafter Capital Federal
Savings commissioned him to create a collage made out of shredded
checks, celebrating the opening of the Children's Museum.
From 1988 through 1989 a collage depicting George Washington
made out of shredded currency was on loan to the department
of the U. S. Treasury and was on display at the Denver Mint
and part of the visitors tour.
For the last twenty
years, he has worked exclusively in oils, and is best known
in this media. His subject matter is divided between Europe
and the Western United States.