In November 2005 the painter, graphic artist, printer and teacher Herman Geerdink passed away at the age of 54. Escher in The Palace, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Gallery AdK, made an exhibition of Geerdink’s final linocuts. After hearing that he was seriously ill, he decided to limit himself to making linocuts. This was his way of surviving. Herman Geerdink was a passionate man. His work was his life. For Geerdink, the lino was the last means of keeping working. Escher in The Palace paid tribute to Geerdink with the exhibition Herman Geerdink: work = life.