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Algoma Field

13 x 18 15/16 in. (33 x 48.1 cm)

Lynd Ward
United States (Chicago, IL, 1905 - 1985, Reston, VA)

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Wood engraving
Credit Line: The Charles Rand Penney Collection of the Memorial Art Gallery
Accession Number: 1975.390
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Collection: The Charles Rand Penney Collection

1969 Presentation Print of the Print Club of Rochester

The son of a Chicago minister, Ward was raised in Massachusetts, in a household void of comics and other potential graphic influences; his development as a visual artist was original and unique. He graduated from Columbia Teachers' College (now part of Columbia University), and continued studying printmaking and book design at the National Academy of Graphic Arts in Leipzig, Germany. Once back in America, he published the first of many graphic novels, God’s Man, in 1929. His great success enabled him to further develop the graphic novel, then new to American audiences, where stories are told entirely through woodcuts, without the use of text.

[Gallery label text, Print Club of Rochester exhibition, Lockhart Gallery, 2010-2011]

Presentation Print of the Print Club of Rochester; Charles Rand Penney, Olcott, NY; given to the Gallery in 1975

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