LYND WARD 1905 – 1985
LYND WARD’s art and his outreach came to me on two levels: a technical level (his control of the technique of ‘wood engraving’) and an emotional level. I am in awe of his technique..and I FEEL Lynd Ward’s love…his love of children, of people, of life itself, of the vast cosmos. Lynd Ward doesn’t use words; he doesn’t NEED words; his images convey his thoughts and feelings! (as Art Spiegelman wrote “too lowbrow to be high art and a mite too highbrow to be ‘Chautauqua’”) My husband Allen and I visited with Lynd and his wife, May, at their home in Reston, Virginia. We enjoyed their hospitality, their simplicity; we felt like ‘family’. Lynd understood my activities in the art world, explained to me why he published his art widely and without restrictions or signatures….and why he agreed to sign a selection of his wood engravings for me. He felt that my collectors also would understand the emotions invested in the images. .
We offer a small group of woodengravings to the art lovers attending my web outreach. Each of these prints was pencilsigned by the artist when I visited him back in about 1985.
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