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Lithograph by Charles Donker. Young woman in a landscape. Edition: 307/325. Dimensions sheet: H40 x w45.5cm. Dimensions of the presentation: H31 x W38cm. The work is signed lower right by the artist. The authenticity of the work offered is fully guaranteed. A certificate of authenticity can be emailed upon request.
Upon purchase, the work can be picked up in 's-Gravenzande (near The Hague (Scheveningen), Rotterdam and Delft and 5 minutes from the beach). The term for collection, when paid in advance, is very long, ie the buyer can collect the work weeks or even months later and if possible combine it with a visit to one of the above-mentioned cities or the beach. We can also ship the work. Our shipping days are Tuesday and Thursday.
Charles Donker is a Dutch graphic artist who is best known for his etchings of nature. From 1956 to 1961 he is a student at the Royal Academy of Art and Design in Den Bosch. Here he follows two years of lessons at the Monumental Art department, where he learns, among other things, to design mosaics. From 1969 he only made drawings and etchings. In 1962 Donker becomes part of the Grafisch Gezelschap De Luis, which was founded in 1960. In those years, De Luis has a studio in Utrecht that can be used by various artists. The purpose of the group is to promote the liberal graphic arts. They try to achieve this by increasing the production as well as the dissemination (by means of a system of subscribers and patrons) of graphics.
Charles Donker acquired national fame as a graphic artist through an exhibition held in the 1970s at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht and the publication of the book Dagboek Rhijnauwen. Donker's work often has nature as its subject, the place where he prefers to work. His diary shows that he can study nature for hours in silence. He then uses things that he sees for his etchings. Donker usually works in editions of between ten and fifty etchings. The plates with which the prints are made are rarely dated. The printout is often given a date.
Since the 1970s, he has been one of the few contemporary Dutch graphic artists who can make a living from his work almost continuously. This is mainly because he participates in many sales exhibitions. Since 2000, Donker has been less visible at exhibitions. The work of Charles Donker can be seen in the Rijksmuseum, the Centraal Museum Utrecht, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Rembrandt House and the collection of Frits Lugt at the Fondation Custodia in Paris.