Marcelle Hanselaar was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
She travelled extensively in Asia and Europe before finally settling down in her studio in central London.
Although she studied briefly oil painting at The Royal Academy, The Hague [1962-’64], she is entirely self-taught.
In 1992/93 and 1995/96 she was invited to teach painting at the S.W.Teaching University, Chongqing, China.
She also taught drawing at Sotheby’s Educational Institute, London from 1989-’99.
Around that time Hanselaar became interested in etching and learned printmaking first at Morley College and later at Kensington & Chelsea College.
Marcelle Hanselaar’s early painting was abstract but from 1992 her work became completely figurative.
British Museum Prints & Drawings Collection, London;
V& A Prints & Drawings Collection, London;
V&A National Art Library, London;
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford;
Clifford Chance Art Collection, London;
Meermanno Museum, the Hague;
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, London;
Richard Harris Collection, US;
Swarthmore College, US;
Sakimi Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan;
Museum of Contemporary Engraving, Alijo, Portugal;
Guandong Fine Art Museum, Guandong, China;
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;
Kunstcollectie Gemeente Haaksbergen;
Risk Publications, London;
Mitsukoshi Ltd., London;
Paintings in Hospitals, London;
University of Arizona, Tucson, US;
Iraq National Library, Baghdad;
Swarthmore College, US
|2014||Clifford Chance Purchase Award at the International Print Biennial 2014
and Shortlisted for Printmaking Today Prize
3rd prize at N-Lincolnshire Print Open 2014
|2012||Statutory Awards of MTG Krakow International Print Triennial 2012
Guangdong Museum Purchase Prize, Qijiang, PR of China