Born 1945 / Wieringen, The Netherlands



1963 – 1965                 Art Academy, Haarlem, the Netherlands

1965 – 1974                 Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, Department of Painting and Printmaking, the Netherlands


She gave etching classes in Kathmandu, Nepal and in Karachi, Pakistan

Exhibitions (selected)

2000                            A retrospective, Museum Flehite, Amersfoort, the Netherlands

2001                            Museum het Prinsenhof-View, Delft, the Netherlands

2002                            Etching as exploration, Museum of Edam, Edam, the Netherlands

2002                            Grafiek Nu, Singer Museum, Laren, the Netherlands

2004                            Grafiek Nu, Petit Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2004                           Print Europe, London, UK

2005                            Museum Waterland, Purmerend, the Netherlands

2006                            New Dutch Realism, New York, USA

2008                            Double Vision, Siddhartha Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal

2010                            Double Vision, Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2013                            Realismebeurs, Petit Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2013                            Impact 8, illustrated talk, Dundee, Scotland

2013                            Double Vision, Satrang Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

2014                            Chaos in schoonheid, Museum Kanenburgh, Bergen, the Netherlands

2014                            Oriëntalis and Intermedi-Art, Museum, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2014                            Kunstsalon, Art fairs in Milaan, Brussels, London

She has participated in numerous exhibitions and printmaking – Biennials in Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Sweden, Norway, Slovakia, Poland and UK.


2000                           Gea Karhof, etching as exploration, Collected works from 1975 – 2000 Waanders Publishers

2007                            Connected Centuries, initiator of 650 years of art in Edam, De Stad Publishers

2010                           Gea Karhof, etching without boundaries, 1969 – 2010, Thieme Art Publishers


2002                            Film Etsen als Ontdekkingsrei

2004                            Film het Klokhuis for the Dutch TV

2012                            Van Schets tot Ets; film followed her working process for 2 years

Her work is represented in many private and public collections and museums. She expresses through hand coloured etchings with gold foil and embossing. She lives in her studio in Edam, the Netherlands.


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