The photograph on the English side of the Visa was pasted over an area where Jelly Roll had written his year of birth. Jelly Roll filled out the hand-written parts in English with a steel nib pen and black ink, which was the usual procedure in those days. The ink writing was generally visible from the other side of the paper, but in mirror reverse. In an attempt to see what Jelly Roll wrote for the year he was born, Mike Meddings hit upon a brilliant method of forensic investigation.
At that time Prague was the capital of a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and thus he was an Austrian citizen, not Czechoslovakian as is frequently stated. His family, being September 1913 essay, lived near the Prague ghetto. His father was a master tailor as was his brother Hugo. Throughout his school years Orlik had been passionate about drawing and on leaving school in he was allowed by his father to go to Germany, hoping to be enrolled at the Academy of Fine Art there.
He was not accepted however, so he enrolled at the private art school of Heinrich Knirr in Munich, where a fellow pupil was Paul Klee. Orlik's target remained the Munich Academy and he gained a place in under Professor von Lindenschmit who soon recognised his talents and allocated him a small studio.
Orlik worked hard, copying old masters at the Munich Pinakothek, constantly improving his techniques. In he won the silver medal for two of his pastel drawings which were shown at the academy's annual exhibition, with the honour of hanging near works by Adolph von Menzel, one of the most prominent artists in Germany.
The Academy had a department led by Professor Raab teaching copper engraving. Orlik enrolled for these classes but was at loggerheads with the professor for branching away from the curriculum, experimenting with all aspects of etching and lithography.
He was soon doing work beyond Raab's understanding. In Orlik impetuously left the academy as he felt constrained by conservative academic training. He wanted to start working in more modern styles and was drawn to the Munich Naturalistic movement and the circle around Wilhelm Leibl.
After a year of military training he returned to Prague in and painted and made prints of his friends and surroundings there.
In Orlik returned to Munich to work with his fellow pupil and life-long friend Bernhard Pankok on their first essays in the making of colour woodcut prints. They had seen examples of Japanese woodcut prints and were fascinated by them. He began contributing illustrations to the journal Jugend.
By Orlik was such an accomplished print-maker that four of his small etchings were chosen for publication in the prestigious art magazine PAN.
Also illustrated in PAN was a reproduction of his first poster 'Die Weber', designed for the play of the same name produced by Gerhart Hauptmann. Hauptmann was so impressed by the poster that he invited Orlik to Berlin to visit his studio and this was the first stepping stone to Orlik's involvement in the theatre.
He went on to become a leading set and costume designer for many productions.
Through his friend the writer Maria Rainer Rilke came the opportunity to become a book illustrator.Jelly Roll’s Birth Year on the Mexican Visa. Jelly Roll Morton’s Mexican Visa (dated 7th October ) was issued as one sheet of paper, measuring 6-inch x 5-inch, with the details typed and hand-written in English on the front, and with dates of validity of the Visa (7th October to 7th October ) typed and hand-written by a Mexican consulate official on the Spanish side.
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