Bert Menco

Little Buddha (2014)
3.5 x 1.25 in.

Nymph (2013)
6.75 x 1 in.

Bert Menco’s works in printmaking, drawing, and painting have been shown quite widely in solo as well as group shows. His art is included in a manifold of public and private collections (e.g., Museum Rotterdam (The Netherlands), China print Art Museum (Shenzhen, China), the Douro Museum printmaking Collection (Peso da Régua, Portugal), the Elmhurst Art Museum, and the Illinois State Museum)) as well as catalogs. His works won awards at several exhibitions, e.g., at the “Third Sapporo International print Biennale“ (1996, Sapporo, Japan), at “Imprima (2012) , Mostra Internacional de Gravura” ((2012) , Sobral, Brazil), and the Boston printmakers (2013) North American print Biennial ((2013) , Boston, MA).

Bert came to the US from The Netherlands end 1982. In this country he worked for many years as a NIH- and NSF-funded Research Professor at Northwestern University’s Department of Neurobiology (Evanston, IL). Next to his career in science he has always been very active in the arts and his art is insofar affected by his research activities, that the often-tedious discipline needed in research is also used in his art; obtaining the final image is like a research goal.

© Bert Menco