Nico Bulder (1898-1964) – World renowned Ex Libris creator, graphical artist, book illustrator, monument designer and painter, Hoogezand, The Netherlands.
Welcome to this online museum about the Dutch artist Nico Bulder (Oct. 29 1898 – Jan. 30 1964).
Born in Hoogezand, The Netherlands, his full name was Nicolaas Johannes Bernardus Bulder. Although he was a man of many talents, his craftsmanship in wood engraving and etching was especially outstanding. He was best known by his ex libris record. The goal of this website is to provide you with a comprehensive overview of all art created by Nico Bulder. The realization of this goal may take awhile as Bulder’s art is scattered all over the world. Therefore, we encourage you to regularly check the “What’s New” tab to follow our progress. Our work is done in close cooperation with the following partners: Nico Bulder Stichting (Foundation), Veenkoloniaal Museum Veendam (NL), Groninger Museum Groningen (NL), Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum Groningen (NL) and various contributing enthusiasts.
The website is primarily organized by theme (ex libris, book illustrations etc.). Within the themes, we strive to organize by technique (painting, aquarelle, drawing, litho, etching, wood engraving, wood cut etc.). A good overview of the techniques used by Nico Bulder is available by clicking here. The article was originally written by Hendrik Veenhof in Dutch and translated by John Friedrichs. As Nico Bulder also created art that does not fit our selection of themes and to give you a timeline of his artistic development, we also added a chronological section. As we progress, there may be temporary inconsistencies between the chronological section and the themed sections. Wood cuts are indicated by “X1”; wood engravings are indicated by “X2”.