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Marcelle Hanselaar in her Studio

Marcelle Hanselaar in her Studio

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 at The Royal Academy, The Hague [1962-’64],
as a painter 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.
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Public collections

British Museum Prints 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


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
2011 Shortlisted for and acquired by the Ruth Borchard Self portrait Collection
Birgit Skjold Prize for ‘Pillowbook of Endless nights’, the book acquired by V&A National Art Library
First prize Tabernacle Art competition, MOMA, Wales
2010 Guangdong Museum Purchase Prize Qijiang, PR of China
2008 Residency Frans Masereel Center , Belgium
2006 Aberystwyth, University of Wales Purchase Prize , Originals 06, London
2003 Presse Papier Award, Biennale Internationale d’estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada