Herman Berserik

1921 - 2002 · Netherlands

Artist biography

A painter and printmaker who was noted for his participation in the group Verve in the 1950s, Dutch artist Herman Berserik enjoyed an extended career that involved commissions from an incredible array of clientele.

Born in 1921, Berserik trained at the Royal Academy in The Hague, where he had the good fortune to study with an incredible faculty. Following his graduation in 1944, Berserik entered into the role of educator himself by taking up a teaching post soon thereafter at the Free Academy of Fine Arts Workshop in The Hague. The 1950s and 1960s were prolific for Berserik, as this was the period during which he aligned himself with the Verve circle as well as the city’ “Pulchri Studio.”

Over the course of his career, Berserik would create hundreds of book illustrations and graphics for posters as well as smaller prints for clients as varies as the Dutch Royal Mail and KLM Airlines. He was celebrated during his lifetime for his amazing achievements as an artist with his receipt of accolades such as the Koninklijke Subsidie voor de Schilderkunst in 1948 and the Jacob Hartog oeuvreprijs in 2000.

Herman Berserik

Vanessa Prager
Vanessa Prager
United States · 19 works
Klaus Killisch
Klaus Killisch
Germany · 19 works
Amir H. Fallah
Amir H. Fallah
Iran · 19 works
Mimmo Rotella.
Mimmo Rotella.
Italy · 6 works
Willem Weismann
Willem Weismann
Netherlands · 16 works
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
United States · 68 works
Lydia Blakeley
Lydia Blakeley
United Kingdom · 13 works
Michael Kvium
Michael Kvium
Denmark · 180 works
Ewa Juszkiewicz
Ewa Juszkiewicz
Poland · 9 works
Susumu Kamijo
Susumu Kamijo
Japan · 12 works
Dan Schein
Dan Schein
United States · 51 works
James English Leary
James English Leary
United States · 8 works
Katinka Lampe
Katinka Lampe
Netherlands · 26 works
Chiharu Shiota
Chiharu Shiota
Japan · 15 works
Xiuching Tsay
Xiuching Tsay
Thailand · 2 works
Rose Eken
Rose Eken
Denmark · 38 works
Egle Karpaviciute
Egle Karpaviciute
Lithuania · 39 works
Yung Jake
Yung Jake
United States · 7 works
Hannah Epstein
Hannah Epstein
Canada · 42 works
Sungsic Moon
Sungsic Moon
Republic of Korea · 9 works
Daniel Boyd
Daniel Boyd
Australia · 6 works
Rodolfo Marqués
Rodolfo Marqués
Argentina · 12 works
Audun Alvestad
Audun Alvestad
Norway · 77 works
Gina Beavers
Gina Beavers
United States · 34 works
Claire Milbrath
Claire Milbrath
Canada · 27 works
Jake & Dinos Chapman
Jake & Dinos Chapman
United Kingdom · 1 work
Yu Hong
Yu Hong
China
Louisa Marajo
Louisa Marajo
France · 16 works
Sean Crossley
Sean Crossley
Australia · 13 works
Per Lunde Jørgensen
Per Lunde Jørgensen
Denmark · 13 works
Jon Young
Jon Young
United States · 1 work
Nastaran Shahbazi
Nastaran Shahbazi
Iran · 1 work
Harry Rothel
Harry Rothel
Australia · 2 works
Nirit Takele
Nirit Takele
Ethiopia
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