Signed verso, "Hannelore Baron, 3/1982".
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 constructions. 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. Characteristically delicate and poignant, her collages are made of old papers and worn pieces of fabric upon which she scrawled suggestions of human or animal forms as well as cryptic inscriptions reminiscent of ancient manuscripts. This collage, whose support is a scrap of fabric, includes hand drawn lines as well as monoprinting using copperplates of Baron's own creation.