Orpha Klinker - Christmas Card Print on Wood - 1941 -
Collection of Phyllis Hansen - 2008
This composite image Christmas card print was done by the amazing Orpha Klinker in 1941. Phyllis Hansen notes that the card has a reference to "black outs", so it must have been done after the outbreak of World War II.
Around 1940, Orpha began doing commemorative images of various States and cities of the USA, on collectible china plates.
Orpha wasn't proud and augmented her income as an artist in many ways. But, she made a living in arts - no small accomplishment.
The work above is a print done on paper. It was printed to look like wood. Fooled me!
When The Museum of the San Fernando Valley lands a headquarters, we'll start searching for Orpha Klinker plates and buy them for you and future generations.
The San Fernando Valley deserves a great Museum of history and culture.