Europe: All Our Colours to the Mast

Europe: All Our Colours to the Mast

c. 1950
Reyn Dirksen, Dutch, 1924-1999
Kuhn & Zoon
Work Locations: Rotterdam, Netherlands
European Recovery Programme
Accession Number
Credit Line
Gift of the U. S. Government

Reyn Dirksen, Europe: All Our Colours to the Mast, about 1950. Lithograph; 29 3/8 x 21 1/2 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of the U.S. Government, 1967.121.24.

height: 29 1/2 in, 74.93 cm; width: 21 1/2 in, 54.6100 cm
Signature in silver ink BLC: "REYN DIRKSEN" Gold ink along BE: "All OUR COLOURS TO THE MAST" Printed in silver ink BRC: "Printed in the Netherlands by Kühn & Zoon Rotterdam"
Architecture and Design
Architecture and Design

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 by the United States government to the Denver Art Museum.

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