Nora S. Unwin: Artist and Wood Engraver

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Linda Clark McGoldrick




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The definitive work on Nora S. Unwin, artist and wood engraver. Born into the prominent Unwin book publishing family of England, Unwin studied at the Royal College of Art and helped to revive wood engraving in America, to where she moved in 1946. She is represented in major museums, and gave more than forty one-woman shows and won over fifteen major awards. This beautifully printed book contains 160 of Nora Unwin’s engravings, drawings and sketches, as well as an extensive catalogue of her work. A must-have for any student of wood engraving, this book won the 1990 Award For Excellence in Typography. Hailed as a dedicated artist and identified as one of the key figures in the renaissance of wood engraving earlier in this century, Nora S. Unwin won numerous awards including the Hamilton-Merrill prize of the American Society of Etchers and Engravers in 1951. Her engravings display a thorough knowledge of natural forms as well as the human figure. In this look at her life, Unwin brings together a number of examples of her work, treating artists of all types to her talent.


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