Order Nr. 139530 YVONNE SKARGON: WOOD ENGRAVER, ILLUSTRATOR & TYPOGRAPHER. Jim Maslen.
YVONNE SKARGON: WOOD ENGRAVER, ILLUSTRATOR & TYPOGRAPHER.
YVONNE SKARGON: WOOD ENGRAVER, ILLUSTRATOR & TYPOGRAPHER.
YVONNE SKARGON: WOOD ENGRAVER, ILLUSTRATOR & TYPOGRAPHER.
YVONNE SKARGON: WOOD ENGRAVER, ILLUSTRATOR & TYPOGRAPHER.
YVONNE SKARGON: WOOD ENGRAVER, ILLUSTRATOR & TYPOGRAPHER.
YVONNE SKARGON: WOOD ENGRAVER, ILLUSTRATOR & TYPOGRAPHER.
YVONNE SKARGON: WOOD ENGRAVER, ILLUSTRATOR & TYPOGRAPHER.
YVONNE SKARGON: WOOD ENGRAVER, ILLUSTRATOR & TYPOGRAPHER.

YVONNE SKARGON: WOOD ENGRAVER, ILLUSTRATOR & TYPOGRAPHER.

(Fleece Press).
  • Upper Denby, Huddersfield, United Kingdom: Fleece Press, (2023).
  • tall 4to
  • quarter- bound in elephant hide paper and Compton marbled paper
  • 133, (4) pages
  • ISBN: 9781739331603

Price: $275.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 139530

Limited to 235 copies, of which this is one of 190 standard copies. A fine copy.

The text paper is Munken Pure smooth cream, with Gardapat Kiara for the tipped-in images, printed by Northend, in Sheffield. All copies are bound by Ludlow Bookbinders in quarter cloth and marbled paper made by Alex West at Compton Marbling, with a paper spine label.

Yvonne's archive now resides at the Special Collections at Manchester Metropolitan University Library.

From the artist's website: "One of the leading wood engravers during the final third of the twentieth century, Yvonne Skargon is particularly known for her landscapes, cats and an innate love of flowers and gardens. She studied at Colchester School of Art where she was taught by John O'Connor and Blair Hughes-Stanton, and then started work at Cowell's in Ipswich. Before she established her printmaking, and later a teaching career, she worked as a very good typographer, particularly in book jacket designs.

Jim Maslen traces Yvonne's career, with great skill: Yvonne died in 2010 and this portrait of her has been built up from the documents (for example, 375 dustjackets which she designed), and prints found in her garage. With her husband John Commander she lived happily in Lavenham, surrounded by cats and a wonderful courtyard garden, which in turn inspired the engravings that we admire, and her beautiful paintings. Memoirs by Sue Scullard, Elly Robinson, Miranda Mott and Andrew Davidson enhance the record."