April 2014 Dinner Meeting

  • 04/16/2014
  • 5:00 PM
  • Union League, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


Registration is closed

Speaker: Richard Wagener

“Not a Hoover”  An Engraver's Journey into the World of Fine Press Books

Wood engraver Richard Wagener's art conveys an intimate personal contact with his subjects through the technical expertise that makes his work so sought after. Educated in biology and based in northern California, Wagener creates work with regional focus and strong connections to the natural world. These themes appear in recent collaborations with The Book Club of California on California in Relief and The Sierra Nevada Suite. His works have wide appeal. They are in Grolier and Huntington collections, and the Houghton and British libraries. His presentation to us will show the highlights of his work, including pieces just released in mid-March in Australia, and explore Wagener’s journey from painting to print making, wood engraving, and fine press books.

THIS WILL BE A REVERSE PROGRAM: to accommodate students and nonmember collectors, the schedule will be: drinks at 5, talk at 6, and dinner at 7.

Union League, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago.


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710