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Ina Colliander – Original Woodblock – Mother and Child

Mother and Child by Ina Colliander

Ina Colliander (1905-1985) grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to Finland at the age of 17.

She studied printmaking in Helsinki and in Munich, and in the 1930s began using driftwood to make her printing plates. The Russian Orthodox church is a large influence in her work — she often depicts angels and saints influenced by Byzantine images and icons.