A Wanderer in Woodcuts. Hendrik Glintenkamp, Author and.
A Wanderer in Woodcuts

A Wanderer in Woodcuts

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, 1932. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo [23.5 cm] 1/4 tan cloth over black boards with title printed in black on the backstrip and image stamped in silver on the front board. Deckled fore edges. Black and white pictorial endpapers. Backstrip a bit darkened. Very small hole in backstrip. Extremities a bit bumped. Front hinge soft. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Very good. Item #61745

126 exquisite woodcuts illustrate this volume that covers the author's travels to ten countries in Scandinavia and western Europe.

The New-Jersey-born Henry Glintenkamp (1887-1946) began his art education at the National Academy of Design in New York, and later studied under American modernist Robert Henri and his protégé, John Sloan, at the New York School of Art. His beginnings as a painter were informed by the philosophy and aesthetics of the Ashcan artists, and his work was included in the well known Armory Show in 1913. Recruited by Sloan he became a consistent contributor to the socialist magazine The Masses, for which he produced a number of illustrations from 1913 to 1917, when it was essentially shut down by the U.S. Government for its defense of pacifism after the U.S. entered World War I. Glintenkamp moved to Mexico, living there until 1924. He then traveled extensively in Europe before returning to New York in 1934. His works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum. He illustrated a handful of books during the 1930s, however this is seemingly his only solo-authored book; although not wordless, it probably helped that it was published in an epoch when woodcut-illustrated "wordless novels" (the works of Lynd Ward and others) were in fashion.

Price: $200.00

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