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Prints in Brabant

On Monday 7 January 2019, AG D&F travelled to the province of Brabant, to first vist Museum De Wieger in Deurne, where AG Member and Hollstein compiler Marjolein Leesberg works as a volunteer. Museum De Wieger is located in the former home of the "pictor/doctus" Hendrik Wiegersma. In addition to paintings, drawings, and woodcuts by Wiegersma himself, the collection contains works by artists from the period 1900-1940, such as Ossip Zadkine, Theo van Doesburg, Jan Sluijters, Charley Toorop etc. Curator (and collector) Lex van de Haterd showed us around the museum and the exhibition Jozef Cantré, sculptor and woodcarver, The Dutch years (1918-1930).

In the afternoon, the group visited the Nederlands Steendrukmuseum (Lithography Museum) in Valkenswaard. The collection of the Nederlands Steendrukmuseum includes book illustrations, cartography, advertising plates and lithography of famous artists such as Kees van Dongen, Alphonse Mucha, Adolphe Willette and Jan Sluyters. But also playing cards, labels, postcards, prints, caricatures, and (satirical) magazines. After a tour of the museum's main collection, an artist gave us a demonstration of the lithography printing process.

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