- Dutch Museum of Lithography

The Dutch Museum of Lithography in Valkenswaard will present a special exhibition of FORRER LITHOGRAPHY that will last up till April 17, 2016. A Dutch #stoneprinting firm founded by Jan Forrer was continued by his two sons Gertjan en Martijn. Of these brothers Gertjan developed into a master stoneprinter of imposing international quality. Many famous artists at home and abroad found their way to this stone printing firm from the mid-fifties in order to have their art-lithos printed with great craftmanship.


In the exhibition you can see art-lithos from well-known artists such as: Hans Erni, Anton #Martineau, Marcel van Eeden, Emo Verkerk, #Corneille, Lon Buttstedt, Helen Frik, Piet Klaasse, Uwe Poth, Iris le Rutte, Achnaton Nassar, Hennie van de Vegt, Hans Hovy, Peter Pontiac, Nour-Eddine Jarram, Ingrid Simons, Pieter Laurens Mol, Herman Gordijn, Rene Boin, Reggy Gunn en Theo Wolvecamp. But also less well-known artists to the public are represented with surprising lithographs. They are especially known in circles of art-lovers and collectors. Moreover, there is special attention for the impressive art-book from the year 2000, made by Gertjan Forrer and commissioned by the BONK-foundation, titled ”The Nomads”. Many artists contributed to this book.


All the lithos that are on display are provided with much background information. In the show-cases there is a lot of attention to lesser work and personal memories A limited number of exclusive lithos is for sale at very special prices. During the exhibition a recently found film from 2001 is shown featuring the Forrer brothers and at the same time the well-known artist Poen de Wijs who died in 2014.


During the time of the exhibition a number of special lithographic events will take place, among others the International Stone Printing Weekend III on 14 and 15 November 2015. The museum proudly welcomes Nico Vrielink to produce two lithos together with Gertjan Forrer in open setting. Nico Vrielink, now a world-famous artist, was born in nearby Reusel and has been living and working on the island of Bali for decades.


The entrance ticket is valid for both the exhibition and the museum. The permanent exhibition of the museum enables the visitor to make the acquaintance of #lithography as invented by Alois #Senefelder in 1798.There is no museum in the world that gives such a complete survey of its history as that in Valkenswaard.

Address : Carolus Building,
Oranje Nassausrtaat 8 c

Opening times : Tuesday up till Sunday from 13.00 till 17.00 hrs

Entrance fees : 18 + : € 6,-
13 till 18 years : € 4,-
0 till 12 years (accompanied by adults) free
Museumkaart + ICOM card: free

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