The Woodcut Art of Wolfgang Klein
The program will introduce the topic with a brief description of the history of creating woodcuts. It will then focus on Wolfgang Klein’s art of creating woodcuts from their inception to their completion, including materials and tools needed in the process. The presenter will have actual art samples on view and take her audience on a journey of the artist’s life and creativity by means of a slide show of works by this Wisconsin artist.
Evelyn Klein, Author, Speaker, Artist, is the daughter of Wolfgang Klein. She has a B.S. in Secondary Education and an M.S. in English. She is, currently, editor of The Minnesota Scholar and her newsletter, The Write Connection. A prize-winning poet, she is the author of three books of poetry, essays, and art. Her first book,From Here Across the Bridge, a memoir in verse, contains woodcut illustrations by her father, Wolfgang Klein, winning a cover award. Her books, Once upon a Neighborhood and Seasons of Desire, are theme books with poetry and essays and her own illustrations. Both books are now found in the Minnesota Historical Society’s permanent library collection.