Europe: All Our Colours to the Mast

Europe: All Our Colours to the Mast

c. 1950
Designer
Reyn Dirksen, Dutch, 1924-1999
Printer
Kuhn & Zoon
Work Locations: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Publisher
European Recovery Programme
Country
Netherlands
poster
lithograph
Gift of the U. S. Government
1967.121.24
Reyn Dirksen (Dutch). Europe: All Our Colours to the Mast. c. 1950. lithograph. Gift of the U. S. Government. 1967.121.24.
Dimensions
height: 29 3/8 in, 74.6125 cm; width: 21 1/2 in, 54.6100 cm
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

Reyn Dirksen
Dutch, 1924–1999
Europe: All Our Colours to the Mast
About 1950
Lithograph
Gift of the U.S. Government, 1967.121.24

In the fall of 1950, the Intra-European Cooperation for a Better Standard of Living Poster Contest was held throughout Europe whereby artists were encouraged to submit posters that represented the theme of cooperation and economic recovery. Over 10,000 pieces were submitted from various countries. A panel of twelve graphic artists, each representing a different Marshall Plan country served as judges. They selected twenty-five winning posters; first prize of $1500 was awarded to Dutch artist, Reyn Dirksen, for his poster All Our Colours to the Mast.

Known Provenance
Gifted 1967 from the United States government to the Denver Art Museum.

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