Dirk van Gelder lithographs for sale

We are pleased to present this selection of fine prints by the celebrated Dutch artist, Dirk van Gelder. His prints are rare even in Holland today as his edition sizes were usually quite small. He excelled in lithography, etching and wood engraving and was also a superb watercolor painter. In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth, a catalogue raisonne was published in 2007 by the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, Netherlands. This book is referenced below.

Van Gelder was a masterful draughtsman in the tradition of Seghers, Rembrandt, and Bresdin. In fact, he is the author of the catalogue raisonne of Bresdin's etchings which was published in 1976. The artist always maintained close ties to The Hague: His father was the founder of the Gemeentemuseum and Director there from 1912-1941. Furthermore, the artist taught at the city's Royal Academy of Art from 1952-1972 and he helped establish the Hague Etching Club in 1984.

Nature was van Gelder's main source of inspiration. In the tradition of Durer and inspired by the 19th century romantics, he carefully and methodically observed what he etched and the results are really quite remarkable. Landscapes, plant and flower studies, birds and assorted garden creatures are all part of his repertoire. Even typography became important when he was focusing on his many ex libris designs produced in wood engraving. Dirk van Gelder was a printmaker extraordinaire and we are pleased to offer several examples of his work.

(Keep in mind; the images on this site are low resolution images produced out of necessity. The actual works of art are far more detailed and exacting than our on-line images suggest. We welcome any inquiry you may have.)

Reference:
Dirk van Gelder (1907-1990), Tekenaar en Veelzijdig Graficus, Oeuvrecatalogus van de Grafiek.
Susan Adam, Titus M. Eliens, Agnes van den Noort-van Gelder Zwolle (Waanders) 2007
ISBN 978-90-400-8408-9

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Sneeuw, Veere (Snow, Veere, Holland) -  VAN GELDER

Sneeuw, Veere (Snow, Veere, Holland)
Lithograph, 1941, Adam/Eliens/van den Noort-van Gelder L66; edition unknown. 17 3/8 x 13 1/4 in. Signed and dated on the stone. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This exquisite and beautifully drawn lithograph was published by VAEVO "de Vereeniging tot Bevordering van het Aesthetisch Element in het Voortgezet Onderwijs, voor schoolversiering" (the Society for Promotion of the Aesthetic Element in Secondary Education). Van Gelder's interest in lithography occupied the early part of his career and this is the last one described in the raisonne.
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Sunflower (Zonnenbloem) -  VAN GELDER

Sunflower (Zonnenbloem)
Lithograph, 1925, Adam/Eliens/van den Noort-van Gelder L29, edition unknown. 30 1/4 x 21 1/2 in. Signed on the stone with the artist's monogram, lower left. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are wide and probably full. This large, rare, early lithograph was published by "de Vereeniging tot Bevordering van het Aesthetisch Element in het Voortgezet Onderwijs, voor schoolversiering" (the Society for Promotion of the Aesthetic Element in Secondary Education). This group was founded in 1908 and included work by M.C. Escher, Jessurun de Mesquita and others. Van Gelder was an artistic prodigy and this remarkable print was done when he was only eighteen years old.
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Sunflower (Zonnenbloem) -  VAN GELDER

Sunflower (Zonnenbloem)
Lithograph, 1925, Adam/Eliens/van denNoort-van Gelder L29, edition unknown. 30 1/4 x 21 1/2 in. Signed on the stone with the monogram, lower left. This is a fine impression with substantial margins. The condition is very good apart from faint light toning and occasional specks of foxing in the margins. There are pinholes in the four corners outside the image. This large, rare early lithograph was published by "de Vereeniging tot Bevordering van het Aesthetisch Element in het Voortgezet Onderwijs, voor Schoolversiering," (The Society for Promotion of the Aesthetic Element in Secondary Education.) This group was founded in 1908 and included work by M.C.Escher, Jessurun de Mesquita, Henri van der Stok, among others. (This is the second state of two with the VAEVO monogram added in the lower right.) Van Gelder was an artistic prodigy and this remarkable print was done when he was only eighteen.
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