Δευτέρα, 3 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

Lynd Ward

Lynd Kendall Ward (1905 – 1985) was an American artist and storyteller, known for his series of wordless novels using wood engraving, and his illustrations for juvenile and adult books. His wordless novels have influenced the development of the graphic novel. Strongly associated with his wood engravings, he also worked in watercolor, oil, brush and ink, lithography and mezzotint. He was well known for the political themes of his artwork, often addressing labor and class issues. Ιn 1936 an edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was published with illustrations by Ward. Ward's work included an awareness of the racial injustice to be found in the United States. This is first apparent in the lynching scenes from Wild Pilgrimage and appears again in his drawings for North Star Shining: A Pictorial History of the American Negro, by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift, published in 1947. In 1941 his illustrations were used in Great Ghost Stories of the World:The Haunted Omnibus, edited by Alexander Laing.











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