de Fouw, Jan

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/475
  • First Name: Jan
  • Last Name: de Fouw
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 15/07/1929
  • Date of Death: 01/02/2015
  • Place of Birth: Netherlands
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Graphic Design
    • Printmaking
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Not Specified
  • Represented By: Not Specified
  • Size: 11
  • Manuscript Material: True
  • Physical Location: Archive Boxes, Store
  • Provenance: the artist

Other Info Source:

See archival material including posters on graphic design work 1950s-60s - donated to NIVAL 1999.


No Date College of Art, the Hague.


De Fouw moved to Dublin from his native Netherlands in 1951 to work as a freelance graphic designer. A printmaker and graphic designer, he was one of the directors of the Black Church Print Studio, Dublin. Art director of 'Ireland of the Welcomes' during the 1980's, de Fouw drew inspiration from natural forms and movements. These were expressed in lino and wood cuts, etchings and drawings. In 2000 he wrote and illustrated the book "Amergin", published by Wolfhound Press. File contains a copy of the book and images of artists work. De Fouw was also a member of the curatorial committee of the National Print Museum from 1995 until 2012

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