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Prent 190 collection

Identifier: ubl126

Scope and Contents

Apart from the founding members Aat Verhoog and Hannes Postma, contributors were among others Pierre Alechinsky, Guillaume le Roy, Peter Struycken, Willem Hussem or, in later years, Karel Appel, Rob van Koningsbruggen and Bram van Velde. Occasionally foreign artists were persuaded to join, such as Lucio Fontana and Victor Vasarely. All in all more than a hundred artists participated.


  • Creation: 1965-1990

Conditions Governing Use

Regulations that apply during the use of these materials can be found on the website of Leiden University Library.

Biographical / Historical

Prent 190 was an initiative of a group of artists and critics that aimed to publish good quality art for affordable prices. It was one of the initiatives of the 1960s that tried to rid art from its elitist character. The founding committee consisted of L. Gans, Dick Bruna, Piet Clement, Jan Eijkelboom, H.R. Hoetink, Hannes Postma and Aat Verhoog. The prints, mostly lithographs and serigraphs, were produced at the Printshop of Piet Clement in Amsterdam. In the 1970s and especially the 1980s Prent 190 became more and more obsolete. The art world had changed and the public as well as the artists lost interest, until finally in 1990 the project was stopped.


150 prints (circa)

Language of Materials


Abstract in Dutch

Grafiek van vooral Nederlandse kunstenaars, gepubliceerd door Prent 190.

Abstract in English

Graphic art by mainly Dutch artists, published by Prent 190.

Physical Location

Leiden University Library, Special Collections

Other Finding Aids

Items can be found in the online catalogue by searching (Advanced Search) for publisher Prent 190 in the Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Prent 190 worked through subscription. Every year 15 to 20 prints were sent to the limited number of 190 subscribers. Leiden University subscribed from 1965 until 1980. Additional prints were acquired through donations or were purchased at auctions.


Occasional additions can be expected.


Separate items of the collection can be requested through the online catalogus and will be made available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Processing Information

The prints are part of the larger collection of prints and can be found in the Catalogue.

Collection guide of the Prent 190 collection (1965-1990)
Collectie Prent 190
Jef Schaeps, 2018
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Language of description note
Beschrijving is in het Engels.

Revision Statements

  • 23 January 2020: latest update

Repository Details

Part of the Leiden University Libraries Archives & Collections Repository

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