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Wrap up this year of storytelling at the Wharton Esherick Museum with a Spotlight Talk focused on the history of Letty Esherick’s bookplate. A myriad of stories are embedded in this print and the multiple blocks that were used to create it! The print takes us on a trip from Fairhope, Alabama to the Pennsylvania hillside, with a likely pit stop along the way to a photoengraver’s studio.

During this talk we’ll be discussing Esherick’s incorporation of a woodblock from his earliest commission and the photomechanical process used to transform the artist’s original wooden blocks into a single, smaller zinc printing plate fit for printing in a book!

This is a free online event; advance reservations are required. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the conversation. Please register below to receive instructions on how to join us! If able, please consider a $5 donation to support our ongoing programs. Donate HERE.


Register Form- December 19 Spotlight Talk- A Story Transformed: Letty Esherick’s Bookplate


We look forward to seeing you there!

Image: Ex Libris – Leffy Nofer Esherick Ex Libris, n.d., Wharton Esherick Museum Collection

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