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The Museum of Avant-garde

Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman

The Netherlands (1882—1945)
After his first job working as a journalist, Wekman started his printing business in 1908 and in 1919 he joined the association De Ploeg. In 1922 he designed the cover of Blad voor Kunst last issue. With the hand press acquired for his printing business he created his first print series. From 1923 he produced the magazine The Next Call. He experimented with abstract designs using the typesetter: his typestracts or tiksels were included in Seuphor’s Cercle et Carré exhibition in 1930. He also started to produced his sound-poems. In 1937 he published the leaflet for the De Ploeg meeting under the title Dada is dead. With the beginning of WWII his printing business slowed down and he turned his attention to painting. He set up a clandestine publishing house De Blauwe Schuit, which included publications he designed and illustrated. He was executed three days before the liberation of his village in 1945.

The next call 8

Magazine / Letterpress and hot printing / 21.4 x 27.3 cm / Groningen, 1926

Gesprek

Booklet / Stamped, inkroll- and stencilprinted / 22.2 x 31.4 cm / Groningen, 1942

God's lantern (Das Windlicht Gottes)

Booklet / Stamped, inkroll- and stencilprinted / 19.8 x 27.8 / Groningen, 1942

The next call 1

Magazine / Letterpress and hot printing / 21.4 x 27.3 cm / Groningen, 1923

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Magazine / Letterpress and hot printing / 21.4 x 27.3 cm / Groningen, 1924

Groningen Berlijn Moskou Parijs 1923

Pamphlet / Letterpress and hot printing / 24.4 x 32.3 cm / Groningen, 1923

1945 Calendar

12 original lithographs / 32.2 x 24.5 cm / Groningen, 1944

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Magazine / Letterpress and hot printing / 21.4 x 27.3 cm / Groningen, 1924

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Magazine / Letterpress and hot printing / 21.4 x 27.3 cm / Groningen, 1924

Land - Volk - Zeit - Kunst

Pamphlet / Letterpress / 73 x 70 cm / Groningen, 1927

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Magazine / Letterpress and hot printing / 21.4 x 34.9 cm / Groningen, 1926

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Magazine / Letterpress and hot printing / 21.4 x 27.3 cm / Groningen, 1925

Preludium

Illustrated booklet / 15.3 x 23.3 cm / Groningen, 1938

At the grave of the unknown Dutch soldier (Bij het graf van den Nederlandschen onbekenden soldaat gevallen in de Mei-dagen 1940)

Booklet / Stamped, inkroll- and stencilprinted / 18.7 x 24.4 cm / Groningen, 1942

The return (De Terugkomst)

Booklet / Stamped, inkroll- and stencilprinted / 17.4 x 25 cm / Groningen, 1942

Soldat libre

Booklet / Stamped, inkroll- and stencilprinted / 16.7 x 24 cm / Groningen, 1943

The next call 2

Magazine / Letterpress and hot printing / 21.4 x 27.3 cm / Groningen, 1923

Turkenkalender 1942

Calendar / Stamped, inkroll- and stencilprinted in colours / 25.3 x 32.4 cm / Groningen, 1941

The next call 3

Magazine / Letterpress and lock printing with drypoint by Jan Wiegers / 21.4 x 27.3 cm / Groningen, 1924

Prière pour nous autres charnels

Booklet / Stamped, inkroll- and stencilprinted / 14.7 x 20 cm / Groningen, 1941

The cave (De Grot)

Booklet / Stamped, inkroll- and stencilprinted / 16.7 x 24 cm / Groningen, 1943