Spring (Wiosna)

Spring (Wiosna)

c. 1961
Designer
Stefan Galkowski, Polish, 1912-1984
Born: Warsaw, Poland
Work Locations: Cracow, Poland
Manufacturer
Wanda Cooperative
Locale
Cracow, Poland
Country
Poland
tapestry
wool and linen tapestry
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of The Moskowitz Family
2005.134
Stefan Galkowski (Polish). Spring (Wiosna). c. 1961. wool and linen tapestry. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of The Moskowitz Family. 2005.134.
Dimensions
height: 61 3/4 in, 156.8450 cm; width: 117 in, 297.1800 cm
Inscription
A tag in sewn on the verso bottom right corner containing description and manufacturing information in Polish.
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-European
Galkowski and his wife, Helena, are credited with the survival of Polish tapestry weaving during World War II and its later renaissance. Influenced by traditional folk pieces, their preferred subject matter was figures and landscapes, which they rendered in thick, heavy wools in natural colors. In "Spring" the earth awakens: flowers bloom, fish fill streams, and lovers meet beneath trees in which pairs of bird unite.
Known Provenance
Gifted December 2005 by Mrs. Selma Moskowitz [Encino, CA, b. 1928] to the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Debut: Textile Art Acquisitions," March 17 - November 25, 2007 (DAM)
  • "Cover Story," May 17, 2013 - April 27, 2014 (DAM)

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