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Brieven van H.N. Werkman 1940-1945

Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman (author), Jan Martinet (compiler)
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Op 10 April 1945, kort voor de bevrijding, maakten handlangers van de SD een einde aan het leven van Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, groot schilder en graficus, een man van wie nog alles te verwachten viel. De in dit boek bijeengebrachte brieven en fragmenten van brieven, in de jaren '40 tot '45 geschreven aan vrienden en kinderen, spreken een taal die ons Werkman doet kennen als een waar kunstenaar,
Title
Brieven van H.N. Werkman 1940-1945 / H.N. Werkman ; bezorgd door J. Martinet
Author
Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman
Compiler
Jan Martinet
Language
Dutch
Publisher
Amsterdam: De Arbeiderspers, 1995 | Other editions
197 p.
ISBN
90-295-3040-5
Placing suggestion
Nederland 737.8 (SISO)

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About Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman

Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman (commonly called H.N. Werkman; 29 April 1882 – 10 April 1945) was an experimental Dutch artist, typographer and printer. He set up a clandestine printing house during the Nazi occupation (1940–1945) and was shot by the Gestapo in the closing days of the war.

Life and work

Werkman was born on 29 April 1882 in Leens, in the province of Groningen. He was the son of a veterinary surgeon who died while he was young, after which his mother moved the family to the city of Groningen. In 1908, he established a printing and publishing house there that at its peak employed some twenty workers. Financial setbacks forced its closure in 1923, after which Werkman started anew with a small workshop in the attic of a warehouse.

Werkman was a member of the artists' group De Ploeg ("The Plough"), for whom he printed posters, invitations and catalogues. From 1923 to 1…Read more on Wikipedia

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