Lynd Ward Original Pencil Signed Woodcut Historic Christ Church Middletown, NJ 1975

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Historic Christ Church is an original Limited Edition woodcut by American printmaker and illustrator Lynd Ward (1905-1985). This original work was published in 1975. It is signed, titled and numbered in pencil by the artist.

Title: Historic Christ Church
Artist: Lynd Ward - (1905-1985) - American artist
Technique: Woodcut
Signature: Signed, titled, and numbered in pencil by the artist.
Date Published: 1975
Edition: From a Limited Edition of 250. This one is No. 206.
Dimensions: Sheet size - 13 x 19 inches, Image size - 9 x 15 inches.
Condition: Excellent Condition with only some soft handling creases in the margins of this very thin tissue wooducut paper. Without age toning, foxing, tears, or creases. This print has not been previously matted or framed.
References: The Daily Register, Shrewsbury, NJ June 4, 1976.
Printing: A strong impression printed by the artist in black ink on thin woodcut tissue paper.
Presentation: Unmatted and unframed. Blank on the back, not laid down. Ships in a plastic sleeve.
Description: Lynd Ward was a prominent woodcut artist and illustrator for several decades during the 20th century. His works were considered very collectable during his lifetime and now.

This fine rendition of the Historic Christ Church in Middletown, New Jersey was commissioned by the church in 1974 as a fundraiser for its capital fund. Christ Church is a historic church in Middletown Township, New Jersey built in 1744.

Lynd Ward was born in Chicago in 1905. He studied art at Teachers College, Columbia University and graduated in 1926. He married May McNeer the week they graduated and immediately sailed for a year in Europe. He and May later worked together on many children’s books which she wrote and he illustrated.

In Europe, Ward spend much of that time attending the Leipzig Academy for Graphic Arts where he was taught the art of wood engraving by Hans Alexander Mueller.

His main body of work consists of six novels in woodcuts including the best known Gods’ Man. The books had no text, only his striking black and white prints.

Ward worked in other mediums as well producing lithographs, pen and ink drawings, paintings, and color woodblock prints.

Throughout his career he continued to produce illustrations for books and magazines and wrote several books including a series of biographies of famous Americans.

Lynd Ward, one of great woodcut artists and illustrators of the 20th century, died in 1985.

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