I fell instantly in love with the work of Dutch illustrator Friso Henstra when I came upon one of his books for sale on etsy. I am particularly fond of his work from the 1970's where psychedelia seemed to have an influence on him.
During this prolific time he often partnered with author Jay Williams and I have excitedly ordered a couple of these books from, where else, amazon used. While he's not quite a household name, there are a few places on line to enjoy his work. Here is a blog entry about a few of his titles, and abebooks features many for sale along with images. They rather remind me of Maurice Sendak meets Terry Gilliam's animations from Monty Python. Great stuff.
But what do you think?
Hi. I’m dutch and know Friso Henstra very well.
When I studied graphic design, he used to be my teacher.
He is very old (80) now.
Wow, he must have been inspirational – I love his work and am happy to hear he is well.
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Please! Does anyone know where I might send a letter to Friso Henstra? I am such a fan of his art. Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org