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Werkman H.N.  | Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, Cinema, stencil on paper 36.3 x 20.2 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated '43

Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman

stencil on paper 36.3 x 20.2 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated '43

Literature: J. Martinet (red.), 'Hot Printing. Catalogus van druksels en voorlopige catalogi van gebruiksdrukwerk, litho's, etsen, houtsneden, tiksels en schilderijen van Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman', Stichting H.N. Werkman/Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1963, pag. 91, 43-84 (met afb. van een ander exemplaar); Dieuwertje Dekkers, 'Blauwe vogels, hartvormen en een harpspelende vrouw. De premieuitgave van de boekenvrienden door H.N. Werkman', 'Ploeg Jaarboek', Groningen 2004, pag. 73, afb. in kleur (van een ander exemplaar); Dieuwertje Dekkers, Jikke van der Spek, Anneke de Vries, 'H.N. Werkman. Het complete oeuvre', Rotterdam 2008, D-414 (met afb. in kleur van een ander exemplaar).

As an innovative typographer, the painter and printer Hendrik Werkman from Groningen occupies a special place in Dutch graphic art. He established his printing business in 1909 and came in contact with the artists from Groningen's De Ploeg collective in 1918 when he was asked to print the group's by-laws. He joined them in 1919, printed the first Ploeg catalogue and designed many other publications. His paintings differ from those of the other Ploeg members because he depicted nature based on his imagination as opposed to directly from reality. After 1923, he devoted himself to experimental typographic compositions on paper, which he called 'printed things' and which testify to tremendous originality in his use of traditional printing tools.

Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman | Conversation (1942), stencil, handroller, ink on paper, 31.6 x 21.9 cm

Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman

prints & multiples • for sale

Conversation (1942)

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