Sunday, 6 January 2013

Barry Moser

Yesterday whilst having a look through Readings book shop in Lygon Street I found a fantastic book about American artist/illustrator Barry Moser (biography here).  Never before had I heard of him or seen his beautiful art works!  I am a big fan of wood engravings and lino prints and also portraits, so naturally my eyes were dazzled by his very textural and highly contrasting work.  Here is an interview with Barry Moser here.

'Self Portrait with a Stetson'

'Jonah and the Whale'
 'Flannery O'Connor' (this is my favourite)

'Kathe Kollwitz'

'William Blake'

 'Eudora Welty'

'Moby Dick' illustration for Arion Press 

'Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum'

The book which caught my eye...
And here are some examples of his work....

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