Published in 2020 to mark the Centenary of the Society of Wood engravers, this book links past with present and provides a fitting tribute to the skills of the engravers and the part played by the Society in the history of wood engraving. Nineteen wood engravers were asked to choose their major artistic influence, write an introduction about why they feel this way and, wherever possible, to work on a new engraving which sits side-by-side in the book with an engraving or illustration by their ‘inspirer’. I was invited to be one of the engravers and chose Leonard Baskin as the artist who had a major influence on my work. I chose a portrait of George Minne, the sculptor, by Baskin and engraved a portrait of Robert Frost, whom Baskin knew, to accompany it.
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