Stefan Galkowski (Polish). Spring (Wiosna). c. 1961. wool and linen tapestry. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of The Moskowitz Family. 2005.134.
height: 61 3/4 in, 156.8450 cm; width: 117 in, 297.1800 cm
A tag in sewn on the verso bottom right corner containing description and manufacturing information in Polish.
Textile Art and Fashion
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.
Gifted December 2005 by Mrs. Selma Moskowitz [Encino, CA, b. 1928] to the Denver Art Museum
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