Heinke Jenkins

Heinke  Jenkins

Heinke was born in 1937 in Heilbronn, Germany, and has lived in England since 1961. She has been a member of the RBSA since 1965. First Heinke studied painting at the University of Stuttgart, but soon changed to graphic design and illustration. Her main medium is printing and lino cuts; in England in the 60s there was very little printmaking whilst in her native Germany it was an old tradition. Her work is haunted by the aftermath of World War II. This is reflected in her gaunt imagery. What better media to express her imagery but through her stark lino-cuts. Heinke’s first lino cuts were mostly black and white, but now they are more colourful. Her wok has been exhibited in America, Germany, and England. She has won many prizes including: Printmaker of the Month at Leicester City Gallery; Tanner Charitable Trust Print Prize; Coley and Tittey Prize RBSA contemporary prints; T.N. Lawrence Print Prize RBSA; £1000RBSA Print Prize.