Wobbe Alkema prints for sale

Dutch, 1900-1984

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Composition in Red and Black I (Kompositie rood-zwart I) -  ALKEMA

Composition in Red and Black I (Kompositie rood-zwart I)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1925, Bool / Petersen G31, edition 40. 6 x 3 7/8 in. Signed dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from slight light toning within a previous mat opening. This important woodcut is from the 1976 edition of 40 impresssion printed by Emile Puettmann for the deluxe edition of "Wobbe Alkema, Lino et Houtsneden 1923-1927." Early impressions of Alkema woodcuts are exceedingly rare as they were not formally editioned. This print is featured on the cover of Adriaan Venema's landmark book, "De Ploeg 1918-1930,"(1978). Alkema was originally trained as a cabinetmaker and he eventually worked with an architectural firm in Groningen. He joined De Ploeg and produced many remarkable works of geometric abstraction in painting as well as printmaking. His paintings from the 1920s are important today and his prints are equally desirable. Alkema was also associated with the Belgian Constructivists including Jozef Peeters and the writer, Paul van Ostaijen.
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Composition with Blue and Red -  ALKEMA

Composition with Blue and Red
Linocut, 1926, Bool / Petersen G33, edition 75. 8 x 6 in. Signed and dated "26/78" in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. According to the catalogue "Het Vroege Werk van Wobbe Alkema,"(page 16), early proofs are rare and a few proofs were printed in 1958. These 1978 impressions are quite fine and the blocks are known to have been destroyed. This work, along with Composition in Red and Green, are from an important Dutch private collection.
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Composition with Green and Red -  ALKEMA

Composition with Green and Red
Linocut, 1926, Bool / Petersen G34, edition 75. 8 x 5 1/2 in. Signed and dated "26/78" in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. According to the raisonne, there was no edition printed in 1926 and a few proofs were pulled in 1958. This impression is from the 1978 edition of 75. Even these are not common today. Alkema was originally trained as a cabinetmaker and he eventually worked with an architectural firm in Groningen. He joined De Ploeg and produced many remarkable works of geometric abstraction in painting as well as printmaking. His paintings from the 1920s are important today and his prints are equally desirable. Alkema was also associated with the Belgian Constructivists including Jozef Peeters and Paul van Ostaijen.
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