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Selfportrait of yesterday, 2012 Oil On Canvas 60x50 Cm © the artist
Adoration in the wilderness, 2013 Oil On Canvas 100x97 Cm © the artist
Child Soldiers 3, 2013 Oil On Canvas 100x82 Cm © the artist
Protestors, 2013 Oil On Canvas 100x80 Cm © the artist
Procession, 2013 Oil On Canvas 112x97 Cm © the artist
Child Solder, 2012 Oil On Canvas 67x56 Cm © the artist
Beasts 5, 2012 Oil On Canvas 67x62 Cm © the artist
selfportrait as a Dutch woman, 2002 Oil On Canvas 65x55 Cm © the arrtist
that inevitable moment 2, 2010 Oil On Canvas 90x65 Cm © the artist
Warrior 2, 2010 Oil On Canvas 97x77 Cm © the artist
Replay, 2010 Oil On Canvas 97x76 © artist
man in pink, 2009 Oil On Canvas 90x70 Cm © artist
Red Ridinghood, 2010 Oil On Canvas 90x120 Cm © artist
Bonds, 2010 Oil On Canvas 100 X 90 © Marcelle Hanselaar
Bunny Mask, 2011 Stone Lithography 43x38 Cm © the artist
boy and blackbird, 2009 Oil On Canvas 56x40 © artist
Quick Facts
Lives in
Works in
Royal Academy of Arts, Koninklijke Academie Beeldende Kunst The Hague, 1962
Chelsea School of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London
Representing galleries
Brussels; Millennium, St. Ives; Eyestorm, London; Kings Place Gallery, Quest 21, London
printmaking/etching mixed-media painting drawing figurative realism surrealism, mixed-media, surrealism, figurative

Theatre of the absurd

 Marcelle Hanselaar’s familiar theme, the conflicting awareness and subsequent balance juggle of how we see ourselves and how we appear to others, has now found a bigger arena. Her gripping paintings of a solitary figure, with or without props are still there but now, for the first time, she takes this theme into the public realm, something she has freely explored in her big etchings but never before in her paintings.

‘I am fascinated by the phenomena of crowds, how the shift from private to collective behavior creates a shift of inner boundaries as well. The familiar sense of inner and outer or personal and social responsibilities with its subsequent behavior shrinks and expands simultaneously and creates, temporarily, a different set of references from which we then function.’

2012   Statutory Awards of MTG – Krakow International Print Triennial 2012

           Guangdong Museum Purchase Prize, Qijiang, PR of China

2011   Shortlisted for and acquired by the Ruth Borchard Self portrait Collection

           Birgit Skjold Prize for Pillowbook of Endless nights, acquired by V&A National Art Library

           First prize, Tabernacle Art competition, MOMA, Wales

2010   Guangdong Museum Purchase Prize, Qijiang, PR of China

2008   Residency Frans Masereel Center, Belgium

2006   Aberystwyth, University of Wales Purchase Prize, Originals 06, London

2003   Presse Papier Award, Biennale Int. d’estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada


Public collections

British Museum Prints & Drawings Collection, London; V& A Prints & Drawings Collection, London; V&A National Art Library, London; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Richard Harris Collection; Sakimi Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Engraving, Alijo,, Portugal; Guandong Fine art Museum, Guandong, China; Richard Harris Collection; University of Aberystwyth Print Collection, Wales; ; Frans Masereel Center, Belgium; New Hall, Cambridge; Clare Hall, Cambridge; Rabo Bank, London; Merrill Lynch, London;  AMC ,Amsterdam ; Amsterdam Arts Council; Kunstcolloctie Gemeente Haaksbergen; Risk Publications, London; Mitsukoshi Ltd., London; Paintings in Hospitals, London


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