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october — h.n. werkman.

October 1st, 2008 · 3 Comments

H.N. WerkmanKalender 1927 — oktober, 1926, 35 x 21 cm

While we were in Amsterdam, we visited the Van Gogh museum, which was actually a bit disappointing and not as extensive as one would expect a museum dedicated to a single artist would be. However, one of the highlights was not found among Van Gogh’s numerous portraits of women’s heads (there were about 20 of them) but rather in discovering a Dutch artist and printing innovator — H.N. Werkman — who I’d never encountered before. And so, here’s to welcoming October with a Werkman print from 1927.

You can check out more of Werkman’s prints at the Groninger Museum’s online archive.

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Posted by: kimberly phillips · Tags: artists · design

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 printmaker // Oct 10, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    I too liked the works of HN Werkman and am now trying to find samples of his work description of his technique.

  • 2 kim // Oct 11, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    His technique is remarkably simple and easy to replicate– he used a lot of simple relief methods of printmaking, most falling under that category of “collograph” printmaking. A Werkman-type print can be created at home by using textured rubbers, lace, & found objects, ink, and printed onto paper with a brayer.

  • 3 Anthony // Jul 12, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Tomorrow all classes are in the gym for a Gingerbread Village atctviiy. The entire gym is filled with huge refrigerator boxes and boxes of all sizes. The students will be decorating houses in one section, climbing through houses in another and building houses with boxes in the last. I teach K-2 ART. Because all music, art and PE classes are together each class time will have close to 130 students…I think I am going to try this my way:-) I have the foam gingerbread shapes already. The students could print gingerbread people everywhere on boxes and paper…great idea! With a bit of structure and regulations to the printing I think we could pull it off:-) Thanks!