About Anna & Juli, 1938


The Inspiration

“Anna & Juli, 1938” is a tribute to my parents.  The image is a reproduction of their marriage certificate superimposed over a picture of them around the time they wed.  Their signatures as they signed their marriage certificate are reproduced at the bottom of the print.  

The names used in the title of the print are not the names by which we knew them.  We always knew my mother as “Anne”.   And, there was no middle name. Yet, on her marriage certificate she signed as “Anna Sadie Kaplan”.  Maybe the new name was her way of leaving behind the troubles she faced growing up in Depression-era Chicago. “Juli” is a diminutive form of “Julius”.  His cousin, Ethel Garbus, affectionately used that as did his childhood friend, Sam Breslau.  “1938” was the year of their marriage.  August 28.

The Project
“Anna & Juli, 1938” is a 13 color print.  The prints were made on Stonehenge paper.  Images are 14¾” x 10½” on 22” x 18” sheets. Speedball Acrylic Screen Printing Inks were used.  Adobe Photoshop was used for developing the screenprinting plates.  Eight prints are included in the edition.  The project was completed in May 2018.

The Print Progression

The print progression showing the development of “Anna & Juli, 1938” can be seen in a series of three figures. 
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Plates 1- 9

Plates 1- 2

Plates 1- 13 (Final Print)