Lewis Carroll signed wood-engraved plate
[Moser, Barry]. Barry Moser 1940 signed limited edition woodcut of Lewis Carroll. Shows Carroll in slight profile against textured background. Signed lower left. Image 6 5/8" x 3 3/4", on cream hand made paper. amazing condition. The books Moser has illustrated and/or designed forms a list of over three hundred titles. That list includes the Arion Press Moby-Dick and the University of California Press The Divine Comedy of Dante. Moser's edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, won the National Book Award for design and illustration in 1983 and prompted the poet John Ashbery writing in NEWSWEEK (March 1, 1982), to call Moser's work “never less than dazzling.” Mr. Moser was honored as a “New England Living Treasure” in 1983 by the New England Artist Festival. His Jump, Again! The Further Adventures of Brer Rabbit, was named by The New York Times as one of the “Ten Best Illustrated Children's Books” of 1987 as well as one of Redbook's Best Books for Children for that same year. His collaboration with Cynthia Rylant, Appalachia, the Voices of Sleeping Birds, won the prestigious Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 1991, and his collaboration with Ken Kesey, Big Double the Bear Meets Little Tricker the Squirrel, was named one of the best books of 1990–1991 by the International Board of Books for Young People of Zurich, Switzerland. His collaboration with his granddaughter, Isabelle Harper, My Dog Rosie was named a Best of the Year by Parents Magazine in 1994. Whistling Dixie, his collaboration with Marcia Vaughn was a 1995 ALA Notable Book, as was his collaboration with Virginia Hamilton, When Birds Could Talk and Bats Could Sing, in 1997. He has won numerous citations and awards of merit from Communication Arts Magazine, Bookbuilders West, The American Association of University Presses, and The American Institute of Graphic Arts. His monumental work on the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible (1999) has been the subject of scores of articles in print, television, and radio as well as the subject of a documentary film called A Thief among the Angels. It was also featured in the only one-man exhibit ever to be mounted at the Library of National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. by a living artist. It was exhibited in the summer and autumn of 2000 at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem as part of an exhibit called "The Bible in the Landscape."
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