“Born in 1933 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Jacques Overhoff at an early age became an architectural sculptor, studied graphics, lithography and industrial design at the School of Printing Technologies in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After his graduation with honors from the School of Printing Technologies, he studied at the Rietveld Institute of Arts and Crafts in Amsterdam to complete his studies in fine arts, painting, etching and lithography.
He was the recipient of an Honorary Degree in 1952, and studied sculpture with the Wessell Couzijn in the Netherlands. In 1954, he continued advanced studies in sculpture at the Arts Academy in Bruxelles, Belgium, where he also began studies in architecture. In 1955 he accepted a scholarship in architectural studies from the University of Eugene, Oregon.
Since 1960 Overhoff has received many public commissions in various construction media. Using his concrete casting techniques, he created a massive freestanding relief sculpture as part of an urban redevelopment project in Sacramento, Calif. (Demars & Reay, Architects). From 1962-66 Overhoff taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California. “