Hetty Heyster (1943, Nijmegen) studied in Montreal - Canada at the School of Arts and Design. After that she completed the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam. From the beginning of her career Heyster has chosen to exclusively sculpt animals. An animal is pure, natural and original. According to Heyster it is her task to leave the animal in its value without showing the hand of the artist. Hetty Heyster made sculptures for organizations as: Philips Tokyo, Shell Rijswijk, Artis Zoo at Amsterdam, Ouwehands Zoo at Rhenen, Zoo Amersfoort, Rabobank Utrecht, Municipality Amsterdam, Moscow Zoo and UNA Amsterdam.