Four Seasons: Winter, 1909


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Gift of Marla J. Kinneyexpand_more  2019.57.19

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Even without seeing this person’s face, Minnesotans understand how it feels to trudge across a limitless expanse of white. The figure’s hunched form is weighed down just like the snow-covered branches. The diagonal footprints, the wintry weather effects, and the succinct details all show the influence of Japanese prints, which Hedwig Jarke could have seen in Germany by 1900. Her printmaking teacher, Emil Orlik (1870–1932), was among the few Europeans who visited Japan to learn the secrets of its woodblock artists firsthand.

Four Seasons: Winter
Artist Life
1882 - 1949
Accession Number
Estate of Eduard von Berlepsch-Valendas (1849–1921), Switzerland. (Galerie Hochdruck, Vienna, until 2017, sold to Kinney); Marla J. Kinney, Minneapolis (2017-19)
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