Paul Snoek - Schildersverdriet

Description
Paul Snoek - Schildersverdriet
Silkscreen/Serigraph - Hand signed - E / A - 1978

- Original screen print by the famous artist and poet Paul Snoek (1933-1981) around his famous poem "Schildersverdriet".
- Signed by hand in pencil
- Dated in print: 1978
- Publisher: gallery De Zwarte Panter
- In very good condition, light yellowing at the outer edges.

Paul Snoek was the pseudonym of Edmond André Coralie Schietekat (Sint-Niklaas, 17 December 1933 - Tielt, 19 October 1981). He was one of the most famous poets of Belgium. He was also an author and painter. His pseudonym comes from the name of his mother Paula Snoeck.
Paul Snoek is counted among the ‘Vijfenvijftigers’, a group of experimental poets of mainly Flemish origin grouped around Gard Sivik, such as Gust Gils and Hugues C. Pernath, who all started publishing before 1955. This generation of poets was a reaction to the predominantly Dutch 50s, including Lucebert, Gerrit Kouwenaar, Jan Elburg, Remco Campert, Simon Vinkenoog, Hans Andreus, and Hugo Claus.
His work is difficult to place in one movement, or to mention with one common denominator. Started as a romantic poet, he evolved into more aggressive and cynical writings. At last he became a non-inspired pessimistic poet, in accordance with his manic-depressive moods.

Literary Awards:
- Ark Award for the Free Word (1963)
-Triennial state award for Flemish Poetry (1969) for «De zwarte muze»
-Jan Campert award (1971)
-Eugène Baie award (1972)
-Dirk Martens award (1980)

In 1991, the city Council of Sint-Niklaas has called the Paul Snoek award. This award is for a bundle of Dutch poetry, published in the past three years (up to 2001 it was five years).

Lot details
Artist
Paul Snoek
Title of artwork
Schildersverdriet
Technique
Silkscreen/Serigraph
Signature
Hand signed
Year
1978
Period
1970-1979
Edition
E / A
Condition
Good
Image size
52×39 cm
Total dimensions
63×44×0 cm
Sold with frame
No
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