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Dick van Luyn was a Dutch mainly self taught (non-academical) painter, graphic artist (etcher and printmaker) who lived in the heart of his native city of Utrecht at the historic “Oude Gracht” where he also ran his studio and art gallery. Although he is not very well known, it is good to see in recent years his works are receiving the appreciation they deserve. Known by etchings and linocut- and etched- (!) prints and his love for depicting Utrecht, the river Lek (part of the Dutch Rhine system) and its landscape, but also the female nude. He also created several fine paintings and etchings when he stayed in Paris in the 1920s.
To begin this artist’s representation: his relief prints are shown. He is probably the only printmaker who followed Christiaan Spruit in making prints by etching linoleum plates, combining it with traditional cutting techniques in some of his colour prints (like the river view near Gendringen which was mistakenly offered as an aquatint etching.