Born in Germany, Hannelore Baron moved to the United States in 1941. Largely self-taught, she became known in the 1970s for her collages and box assemblages. In the tradition of Kurt Schwitters and Joseph Cornell she created poetic works out of found objects that bear traces of the passage of time. The three collages donated to the Morgan by her son are characteristically delicate and poignant; they are made of old papers and worn pieces of fabric on which Baron scrawled suggestions of human or animal forms and cryptic inscriptions reminiscent of ancient manuscripts.
Collage of cut colored and printed papers and cloth with pen and ink on cloth.
7 5/8 x 7 7/8 in. (19.4 x 20 cm)
Gift of Elise Boisanté and Mark Baron.
Signed verso, "Hannelore Baron, 1977, C77049".
The artist; bequeathed to his son, Mark Baron.