Saturday, December 29, 2007

Lynd Ward

Lynd Ward
Born Lynd Kendall Ward
American illustrator

Lynd Ward, with his wife May McNeer, published many books, including this beautifully illustrated volume from 1952, The Story Of Mexico. Ward's reputation was made in the 1920s with his book, God's Man, a precursor to the graphic novel, done in pantomime and showing his skill at wood engraving. Ward was at home with many different art styles and media. For the following illustrations he chose to use both graphite and colored pencils, which bring to vivid life his portraits of people notable in Mexican history.

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