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2019 Ettinger Book Artist Series Lecture: Gaylord Schanilec

February 14, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gaylord Schanilec is one of the most significant American wood engravers and fine-press printers of his generation. Rare-books-dealer Robert Rulon-Miller says of the internationally-acclaimed Schanilec, “He’s one of the two or three finest color wood-engravers ever. He’s really that good.” Schanilec’s work is held in many libraries, museums, and personal and corporate collections throughout the world.

For his presentation at the Golda Meir Library, Gaylord Schanilec will discuss the breadth of his 30-plus year career; his technique, approach, and philosophy; and especially his most recent project, “My Mighty Journey,” about the 10-mile, 12,000-year-long journey of the St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi. This massive project began in the summer of 2015 and is only now nearing completion.

This event, supported by the Ettinger Famliy Foundation, is free and open to the public.

Schanilec’s work will also be on display on the 4th floor exhibition gallery at the Golda Meir Library from February 8-May 17, 2019.


February 14, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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UWM Golda Meir Library, 4th Floor Conference Center

2311 E. Hartford Ave Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
(414) 229-4785