The King David Praying for Solomon, 1980s

The King David Praying For Solomon, a woodcut by Shirley Swenson. Note the reversed letters on the right (would be the left side of the printblock). The print is not dated nor numbered, but it is quite clearly an original hand-printed piece of art. The size of the woodcut was huge — 13″ x 18″, and carries enormous detail. It was poorly mounted in a cheap frame, and the materials used seem to date to the 70s or 80s. According to a note on the back, Shirley Swenson was the daughter of Cora Swenson of Libby, Montana. No other information is available. We purchased it for $15 at the Moorhead Salvation Army thrift shop.

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  1. Do you know anything about the artist, Shirley Swensen. She is a long, lost friend and I'd love to find her. I have one of her woodblock prints of Elk. If you have any information as to her whereabouts please let me know….
    I'm Rogna's sister Connie.

  2. that’s my woodblock print. give it back to me. i’m shirley swenson damnit.

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