Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman (1882-1945): 'The bridal couple under the canopy' - Color lithograph - Netherlands - 1985
Rare (posthumous) color lithograph (stencil print) by the Groningen expressionist artist Hendrik Werkman from the series Hasidic Legends (I-9), entitled 'The bridal couple under the canopy'. Signed in the plate and numbered I9/xx(?). Sober, professionally framed. The original was made in 1942 and hangs in the Municipal Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Design in Amsterdam.
Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman (Leens, April 29, 1882 – Bakkeveen, April 10, 1945) was a Dutch expressionist artist. He became known as the printer of De Ploeg, the artists' association that shook up cultural life in Groningen at the beginning of the 20th century. As a member of the Groningen painters association De Ploeg (founded in 1918), he made various posters, invitations and catalogs for the activities of the association. The businessman in him gives way to the artist, an autodidact.
During the war, together with August Henkels, Adri Buning and Ate Zuithoff, he produced various publications under the name De Blauwe Schuit that criticized the Nazi regime in covert terms. The texts were provided by Werkman with beautiful colorful "prints". From that time also dates one of his most famous works, a double series of ten printings entitled: "Hasidic legends I and II".
Werkman was shot with nine others three days before the liberation of the Northern Netherlands.
Status report: in good condition
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