From Painters of the Desert, Ed Ainsworth 1960, his chapter on desert artist, Orpha Klinker, p 71 ....
"It was during this period (late 1930's) that Orpha started seriously to do etching, and as a result surprised even herself. It was at this point, in fact, that her love of the desert began to bear fruit. She heard that there was to be a Statewide exhibition for etchers in San Francisco.
Just to show her interest and co-operation she sent one of her first works in the medium to the exhibit which was under the auspices of the California Society of Etchers. The judges were so impressed with Winter Touches the Desert that Orpha Klinker, at her first try, was awarded the Associate Print Award, highest in the show. She has won this honor twice since."
Cover Art, Painters of the Desert
by Ed Ainsworth