He was educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, and spent a year studying sculpture at the Escuela Superior de Belles Artes Ernesto de la Carcova in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Putker was awarded with the dutch national Business Art Service competition for Graphic Arts in 2010. He won the Awagami Paper Factory Prize (at the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition) twice; in 2015, and again in 2017. In 2017 he won the ON PAPER International Printmaking Award 2017, and the Award of Excellence at the “Authentic Marks 2nd Annual International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition 2018” in Dubai.
His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, as well as in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Australia, Argentina, Canada and the USA.