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Nola Hatterman (1899-1984)

Ink drawing for the magazine Soela, titled Expectation (verwachting)

Ink, typex and glue on paper

Dimensions: 19 x 7.5 cm

Provenance: Nola Hatterman Estate, Collection Armand Baag


Nola hatterman got in touch with progressive Surinamese in the Netherlands, such as Anton de Kom. In 1953 she settled in Suriname to teach the new generation of Surinamese artists. Hatterman's work focuses on the identieit of Suriname and the Surinamese. She saw art as a weapon in the fight against discrimination and colonialism. The Nola Hatterman Institute founded, later renamed to The Nola Hatterman Art Academy.


As an artist, Nola Hatterman embodies the shared (post)colonial heritage of Suriname and the Netherlands and forms the pivot between Surinamese and Dutch art history.


Her works were recently purchased by the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and included in the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.


More information can be found at and in the book Nola Hatterman, geen kunst zonder kunnen, 2021 (edited by Ellend de Vries).


A part of Armand Baag's collection is on the website. Are you interested in other works by Nola Hatterman? Send a message via the contact form.

Nola Hatterman - Expectation

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