John Jānis Šteins

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eliza wood engraving

TITLE: Eliza
SIGNATURE: John Steins
MEDIUM: Wood engraving on end-grain boxwood
IMAGE SIZE: 4 x 4 in
PAPER SIZE: 8 x 11 in
PAPER: Japanese Goyu
OTHER MARKS: Signed, titled in pencil

PRICE: $75


Eliza was a Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen who lived in her traditional territories in the Klondike. She had a fantastic depth of character and appearance, which I tried to capture in this wood engraving. Referenced from a photograph by Paul Gowdie. Watermark and deckle paper for illustration only.


  1. Jimi September 12, 2012

    This is stunning work. I don’t buy much art these days but when the mood hits me I may return for this. J

  2. John Steins April 26, 2013 — Post author

    Thanks Jimi. Appreciate that.

  3. Chris June 14, 2013

    A very powerful image that uses the ‘ limitations’ of the medium to great effect.

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