Yves Lohé was born on the 5th of March, 1947, in a village in the North of France. As a boy, Lohé was a dreamer, something of a loner,
he was happiest when close to nature.

As a young man he gave expression to his thoughts in poetry and and drama as he considered a writing career.

Later he studied law, then changed his course of study to focus on teaching. But eventually Lohé realized that only through the artistic manipulation of

form, the discipline of sculpture, would he find expression.

In 1972 he studied with Abel Bataillard, the famous "Forged Iron Master of Pigalle." Five years later Lohé resigned his teaching position to devote himself

exclusively to sculpturing with iron. His first work was in that medium, and soon Lohé pieces were displayed in Paris exhibitions, including the renowned

Independent French Artists Exhibition.

Under the title "Iron Hands" he made approximately eighty sculptures of hands, many of them clenched in fists. Later he focused on the entire human body

in a series of slender figures drawn from dance and the everyday bodily attitudes of townsfolk. Gradually Lohé's sculptural forms assumed a softer edge.

At the same time he created larger pieces, public works for towns in the North and East of France.

In 1979 Lohé became interested in working in bronze, and built his workshop, 2nd Fire Art, in which he would concentrate on that medium. Then in 1991,

inspired by a meeting with Werner Manesse, master glazier, Lohé's vision expanded to include the transparency and color of glass. Manesse taught him to

see the "alphabet" of glass, the infinite combinations of light and color that would enable Lohé to imbue his bronzes with a new poetry. In the interplay of

light, color and metal form, Lohé found the unique style that has delighted patrons in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

At last, patrons in the United States may enjoy his work as well.