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.
he studied law, then changed his course of study to focus on teaching. But
eventually Lohé realized that only through the artistic manipulation
form, the discipline of sculpture, would he find expression.
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.
the title "Iron Hands" he made approximately eighty sculptures of
hands, many of them clenched in fists. Later he focused on the entire human
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.
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.