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Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman artwork • prints & multiples • for saleConversation (1942)

Werkman H.N.  | Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman | Prints and Multiples offered for sale | Conversation (1942), stencil, handroller, ink on paper 31.6 x 21.9 cm

Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman

Conversation (1942)
stencil, handroller, ink on paper 31.6 x 21.9 cm

Price: 2,800

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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. 167, 42-g2; Dieuwertje Dekkers, Jikke van der Spek, Anneke de Vries, 'H.N. Werkman. Het complete oeuvre', Rotterdam, 2008, pag. 131 (met afb. in kleur van een ander exemplaar) en BS-9 (met afb. in kleur van 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.

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