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Barry Moser [born 1940]


[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]

MOSER, Barry [born 1940]

“Falcon” from Bestiare d’Amour

1985 / Pennyroyal Press

wood engraving / 1 inch diameter / artist proof

“Cricket” from Bestiare d’Amour

1985 / Pennyroyal Press

wood engraving / 2 inches by 1 inch / edition 100

The revival of wood engraving, begun by Leonard Baskin, has continued in the career of Barry Moser, proprietor of his own Pennyroyal Press. Many of Moser’s projects consist of illustrated editions of well known titles: Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there in 1982; Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus in 1983; Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in 1985; and L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, also in 1985.  These two small prints—respectively one and two square inches—come from Master Richard’s Bestiary of Love and Response, a medieval manuscript republished with illustrations by Moser in 1982.


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