Lynd Ward

When Lynd Ward (1905-1985) was in the first grade he discovered that his last name spelled "draw" backwards, and decided that he wanted to be an artist. He is best known for his series of wordless novels using wood engravings. Ward worked in wood engraving, watercolor, oil, brush and ink, lithography, and mezzotint, and published several graphic novels. He won a number of awards, including a Library of Congress Award for wood engraving and the Caldecott medal for his book The Biggest Bear. He also illustrated six Newbery Honor Medal books. Ward died on June 28, 1985.
His body of work can be found at Penn State.…

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