Born in Rotterdam, Holland, Marcelle Hanselaar is one of the most accomplished printmakers working in Britain today. After training at the Royal Academy in The Hague from 1962-64, she went on to hold teaching posts in China and London.
Etching is the art form in which Marcelle Hanselaar has demonstrated an uncommon facility. Like other great practitioners of the medium before her - Goya, Max Beckmann, Max Klinger and indeed her own contemporary Paula Rego - Hanselaar brilliantly exploits the contrast of light and shade that the etching technique makes possible, in order to explore the bleaker, more unsettling facets of the human psyche.
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; Guandong Fine Art Museum, Guandong, China; University of Aberystwyth Print Collection, Wales; Frans Masereel Center, Belgium; New Hall, Cambridge; Clare Hall, Cambridge; University of Arizona, Tucson, US; Iraq National Library, Baghdad; Swarthmore College, US
- 2015 Cushioning the blow, prints by Marcelle Hanselaar, Clifford Chance Head Office, London
- 2014 Open secrets, Millennium, St Ives;
- 2014 Wondrous world of an introvert, De Queeste Art,Watou, Belgium
- 2013 Walking the Line, Kings Place Gallery, London
- Auerbach & Hanselaar, Quest 21, Bruxelles, Belgium