Helena Hernmarck / The Glimpse / 1974Helena Hernmarck
The Glimpse

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Creator Name: Hernmarck, Helena
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Born in Sweden; Stockholm; b. 1941
Creator Birth Place: Sweden; Stockholm
Creator Name-CRT: Helena Hernmarck
Title: The Glimpse
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1974
Creation End Date: 1974
Creation Date: 1974
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Tapestry
Materials and Techniques: Tapestry
Dimensions: L.129-1/2 x W.133-1/2 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 97.74
Credit Line: The Adele Roller Fund and gift of Mr. and Mrs. Myron T. Kerr, Jr., Pittsburgh, PA
Rights: http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.html

For centuries tapestries were an important part of the European artistic tradition. By the end of the 19th century, however, the form had lost favor and it was only in the second half of the 20th century that a new vitality stimulated the reemergence of this medium.

One of the major figures responsible for the resurgence of this monumental art form is Helena Hernmarck. Trained in Europe, she worked in London for a number of years before moving her studio to the United States in the late 1970s. She continues to be actively involved in the international art world, doing private commissions, public installations and museum exhibitions.

The inspiration for this 11-foot tapestry depicting a small American town came from an aerial photograph by William Garnett. The acquisition of this impressive work not only adds to the Institute's important tapestry holdings, but contributes a new dimension to our growing collection of 20th century textile art.

AMICA ID: MIA_.97.74
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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