# 37639

RYRIE, John (1961 - ); GIEYSZTOR, Dagmara

The wood collector’s son

$1,500.00 AUD

By Dagmara Gieysztor & John Ryrie. Melbourne : the artist, 2018. Artist’s book, lettered boards, stitch bound, 255 x 205 mm, pp. [28], printed with linocuts, limited edition of 18 signed and numbered copies.

A short folk tale about a poor boy who loves to draw. A mysterious patron (an old lady with a carriage and two beautiful black horses) helps him to achieve his dreams and become a successful artist. The text is printed digitally and illustrated with eight full page linocuts.

John Ryrie is a Melbourne based artist-printmaker who has worked in the field of artists’ books since 1990. His work is held in major Australian collections such as the National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, and state galleries and libraries. His work is characterised by the simple graphic power of wood cut and linocut, with Ryrie drawing inspiration from German expressionism and Japanese woodblock design.