Decorative tourism poster for Holland/Netherlands. With tulips/flower bulb fields and clog. Slight discoloration/imperfections at the edges. Some reinforcements with Japanese paper / archive tape (so acid-free) on the back along the edges. Will be shipped in a sturdy tube.
Cor van Velsen (1921-2010) poster artist was born in 1921 in Hilversum to a Catholic family. His drawing talent is already noticed at a young age by his father, who helps him to his first job at advertising agency Kastelein. Here, Cor van Velsen goes to work as a seventeen-year-old. He also follows drawing lessons at an evening academy in Amsterdam. Cor van Velsen continues to work at Kastelein during the Second World War. After the war, he can get a studio in an Amsterdam canal house and he starts for himself. In 1947, Van Velsen is commissioned by the Algemene Vereniging voor Vreemdelingenverkeer – the current tourist office - a poster to attract more foreign tourists to the Netherlands. It becomes a poster with a wooden shoe and the text See Holland and it means his big breakthrough.
- Cor van Velsen
- Poster title
- See Holland
- Advertising, Botany, City & Landscape, Cultures, Folklore, Landscape, Seasonal holidays, Topography, Travels
- Country of Origin
- B (reasonable - obvious imperfections)
- 99×62 cm
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