Friday, 29 December 2017

Corrie Koot: last find in 2017

This print is probably my last irresistible junk shop acquisition of 2017 found this last week of the year. The signature reads Corrie Koot, a not common not uncommon name. Not a "listed" artist either. It is dated 1978, and showing the Arnheim Rhine bridge a few years after its  completion in 1937. It is numbered 2/8 and large (sheet 50 x 75 cm.)

First result of my initial research into the printmaker: 
1) Corrie Koot (born around 1931) who was a professional Yogo teacher living in the Hague in the 1960-70's. 
2) Corrie Koot, a religious person or non. There is a relation to the Egmond monastery workshops: which was the base of Lioba Michel who produced prints on similar paper, in similar XXL size and in similar execution. Follow the link to an earlier post.  

Rhine bridge 1937 
And 3) Corrie Koot who was a pastor(resse) in Arnhem in the 1990's (which is the location of subject of the print).
It could well be Corrie Koot 1, 2 and 3 are one and the same person.   

Lioba Michel: Marseille harbour
What I'm quite certain about: it was made after this 1937 photograph showing the Rhine Bridge (today named John Frost Bridge, destroyed after disastrous allied forces Operation Market Garden by the Germans and rebuild soon after WW-II.

Rebuilding the Rhine Bridge at Arnheim


All pictures borrowed freely from the Internet for friendly, educational and non commercial use only. 

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