Saturday, March 03, 2012

Lynd Ward, Pen & Ink Master

There's no denying Lynd Ward's well deserved reputation as a master of pen-and-ink drawing.


Several years ago, TI list member Maureen Goodman sent the scans below. These three Lynd Ward pen-and-ink drawings were among her personal collection of some 7,000 pieces of original illustration art (!)


At the time, Maureen was attempting to catalogue this massive collection, which she inherited from her father. These three pieces were published in Volume 8 - Myths & Legends of a 1953 edition of The Children's Hour.


How Maureen's father (and later, Maureen) came to own all these originals is a fascinating story in itself - one for another day. For now, I just wanted to make sure I included these scans in our Lynd Ward posts...


... and say thanks to Maureen for sharing them with us! Have a great weekend, everyone :^)