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Saturday, January 5, 2008

ORPHA KLINKER SENDS THE MUSEUM OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY HER OWN CHRISTMAS WISHES


Etching by Orpha Klinker - Collection of Phyllis Hansen -

Phyllis Hansen will be sending us the date at the bottom of this Christmas card made by the great California artist Orpha Klinker.
Etching presses, such as the one Orpha depicts in her card, are still very much in use today. The surface of the metal plate Orpha used for this print, was covered with a wax-like material and the picture drawn backwards - yep, so were all of the letters.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO THE WHOLE MUSEUM COMMUNITY, AND FELLOW ORPHA KLINKER LOVERS!

1 comment:

babbling brook said...

Unfortunately no date available for this piece. My best guess is early 40s, judging by the clothes and the fact Orpha began her etching work in earnest about then. She won a lot of recognition for her etching.