9) Huile. - 10) 15) Deux lithographies originales tirées chez De Jong, Hilversum, et faisant partie
d'une série d'impressions Pigmento. Les couleurs dominantes, rouge, bleu et jaune vert, sont encore
accentuées par les intenses contours noiratres. 11) Fontaine de céramique polychrome dans
le jardin d'une fabrique de spiritueux. 12) Lithographie originalc en couleur, 46 x 76 cm.
13) Double page d'un prospectus de l'imprimerie Boom-Ruygrock. 14) Page d'un livre pour
enfants édité a titre de présent par l'imprimerie Meijer, a Wormerveer.
The art and spiritual attitude of Dick Elffers derive from Expres
sionism; he is in constant revolt against society, which either in spite
of this, or on account of it, accepts and makes the most of his abilities.
On the surface it may seem that the artist and those using his talents
are poles apart; but in fact the distance between the two is bridged.
Dick Elffers is a hard-headed rebel, but also a realist. One of the most
knowledgeable practitioners of print, his command of multiplying pro
cesses ensures perfection of the printed product. Though it must be
difficult at first for some of his clients to understand his conception,
as invariably he projects himself, they appreciate and value the
end-result which he achieves for their benefit. In Elffers' hands,
printers are a tool, and his close co-operation with them has
brought high credit to both parties.
Expressionism is an uprising against every form of tie. It is
not surprising, therefore, that in spite of all the well-earned
success which has come his way in the field of applied graphic
art, Dick Elffers wishes above all to proclaim his independence
as a painter in his own right.