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.

Aart Rietveld
6485 Balsam Street