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Artwork of the Week: December 26, 2022

Father's Time New Years Card
Waltraud Weissenbach (1919-1985), 'Father Time New Year's Card', 1979, woodcut, 4 15/16 x 6 7/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art.<br>

Father Time and Baby New Year are popular personifications of the year past and upcoming. With origins dating back to Ancient Greece, Baby New Year represents a new beginning that grows and matures over the course of the year eventually becoming Father Time. In December, Father Time shares his wisdom and turns over his timekeeping duties to the next Baby New Year. Cartoonists of the 19th century secularized these personifications.

Waltraud Weissenbach (1919-1985) was an Austrian artist known for her wood cuts and wood engravings.