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Hedwig Pauwels | Opdat zij zou kunnen slapen…

This lithograph was created by the artist Hedwig Pauwels and the Dutch Museum of Lithography in reference to the alternative creation story in the poem by the Flemish poet Cyriel Gladines.


Hedwig Pauwels (1934) is an internationally acclaimed phenomenon. Among other things, he was a lecturer in graphic techniques at the Higher Institute for Art Education in Hasselt (BE) for 40 years. He taught etching, wood engraving, screen printing and lithography. He makes occasional graphics and ex-libris. His graphics radiate a playful fantasy, life optimism and sense of humor.

The poem Opdat zij zou kunnen slapen (‘So that she could sleep’) is by the Flemish poet Cyriel Gladines (1943). He studied Germanic Philology at the KU Leuven. His poetry has received numerous awards in Flanders and the Netherlands.


  • Production: Dutch Museum of Lithography, Valkenswaard
  • Design and lithography: Hedwig Pauwels
  • Image size: 25,5 cm x 32 cm
  • Edition: 4 colors in “lost stone technique”, black, ochre, red-brown and blue-grey
  • Print run: 160 copies, numbered and signed, with präge stamp Dutch Museum of Lithography.
  • Paper: Römerturm Alt Meissen Zerkall Litho VI Weisz. 250 grs. round sieve made of 75% “rags”. Acid free, neutral glued and alkaline buffered.
  • Printing ink: Senefelder Lithographic Printing Ink. Natural pigments, light fastness 8.
  • Printing press: Stone printing press “Faber & Schleicher” from 1903 Offenbach am Main Germany.


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