Van Loo, Barrett William
- Existence: 1937-1992
Barrett William (Bill) Van Loo was born on October 23, 1937 in Lansing Michigan. He received his bachelor´s degree in 1962 and his MasterÂ´s degree 1973 from San Diego State University (SDSU). It was while attending SDSU, when Van Loo met Sarah Abdelnour; they were married in 1962. Van Loo worked as a scenic artist and designer for five years at San Diego State University and an additional ten years as a free-lance scenic artist/designer for various stage, film and television companies in Southern California and in Las Vegas, Nevada. Van Loo arrived at the University of Northern Colorado in the fall of 1973, replacing Welby Wolfe. During his tenure at UNC, Van Loo was responsible for over 100 productions; more than 25 of which were in musical theater. He thoroughly enjoyed the challenges of designing for opera and musical theater; he found inspiration for his designs while listening to the production´s music.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Arrangement The records are arranged into three series. The series are as follows: Series 1: Technical drawings, images and other materials, Subseries 1.1: Early works, Subseries 1.2: University of Northern Colorado productions, Subseries 1.3: Drawings of facilities and equipment, Subseries 1.4: Students' drawings, Series 2: Teaching materials, Series 3: Biographical materials
Identifier: Series 3
Identifier: Sub-Series 1.3
Identifier: Sub-Series 1.1
Scope and Contents Consists 8 folders which contain technical drawings of productions that Van Loo drew before his arrival at the University of Northern Colorado in the fall of 1973.
Identifier: Sub-Series 1.4
Identifier: Series 2
Identifier: Series 1