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Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman artwork • prints & multiples • previously for saleComposition with forms of plants

Werkman H.N.  | Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, Composition with forms of plants, stencil and stamp on paper 65.3 x 50.0 cm, dated Oct. 1942
Werkman H.N.  | Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, Composition with forms of plants, stencil and stamp on paper 65.3 x 50.0 cm, dated Oct. 1942

Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman

Composition with forms of plants
stencil and stamp on paper 65.3 x 50.0 cm, dated Oct. 1942

Provenance: G. Schutte, Amsterdam, voor 1945; Martin Sanders, New York, voor 1963, daarna door vererving in bezit gekomen van Piet en Ida Sanders, Schiedam, 1984.
Literature: A.J. Zuithoff, Hendrik de Vries, 'H.N. Werkman drukker-schilder 1882-1945', Amsterdam 1945, pag. 11, cat.nr. 51; Margot Fuerst, 'Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman', Bochum 1961, pag. 70, cat.nr. 42-89; J. Martinet, 'Hot printing: catalogus van druksels en voorlopige catalogi van gebruiksdrukwerk, litho's, etsen, houtsneden, tiksels en schilderijen van Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman', Amsterdam 1963, pag. 70, cat.nr. 42-89 (met afb. pag. 71); D. Dekkers e.a., 'H.N. Werkman. Het complete oeuvre', Rotterdam 2008, pag. 148, cat.nr. D-321 (met afb. in kleur); Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum, 'Collectie Piet en Ida Sanders. Een leven met kunst', 2012, pag. 28, afb. pag. 29.
Exhibited: Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 'H.N. Werkman drukker-schilder 1882-1945', 24 nov.-17 dec. 1945; Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum, 'Collectie Piet en Ida Sanders. Een leven met kunst', 30 juni-21 okt. 2012.

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

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Conversation (1942)


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