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Saturday, April 12, 2008

PHYLLIS HANSEN LECTURES ON ORPHA KLINKER

Orpha Klinker presents portrait of L.A. Mayor Shaw. This painting hangs in the Mayors' Gallery at the top of Los Angeles City Hall.

PHYLLIS HANSEN SPEAKS on THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ORPHA KLINKER

April 24, 2008
Time: 7 PM (lecture begins at 7:30PM)
large crowd expected get there early for parking & seating
Andres Pico Historic Abode
10940 Sepulveda Boulevard Mission Hills, CA 91346
Very tricky access - go north on Sepulveda and turn
right onto Brand Avenue - it is One Way!
Go slowly and you will see immediately to the right
a Park Sign reading Andreas Pico Adobe - pull into drive and park.
Presented by: The San Fernando Valley Historic Society Telephone: (818) 365-7810

Phyllis Hansen, Klinker family member, will present Orpha Klinker's story and show examples of her artwork.
About Orpha Klinker - Artist and Historian
Renowned primarily in the art world for her paintings and etching work in the California plein air genre, Orpha Klinker (1891-1964) also left a substantial legacy of historical work. Her family fostered in her an appreciation for the past, also making her aware that she was witness to Southern California history in the making during the early days of the 20th century. She documented countless people and places through her art, recording the landmarks, the pioneers and early families, the trees and the old adobes. She worked on canvas, paper and even ceramic, preserving the stories and images for the future. Her extraordinary versatility, abilities and the vast scope of her work is unprecedented, as were her personal experiences at a time when women in general were not at the forefront of her fields.
About Phyllis Hansen -
Phyllis Hansen is a freelance writer in Los Angeles. She is on the Board of Directors of the Campo de Cahuenga (as was Orpha Klinker), and on the Board of Advisors to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.

Three of Orpha Klinker's historical portraits hang in Campo de Cahuenga.

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