"The Undiscovered Printmakers: Hidden Treasures at Georgetown Univerisity Library" exhibition in the Special Collections and Charles Marvin Fairchild Memorial Galleries features many works by Lynd Ward and ends April 10.
Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton will introduce the screening and take questions following the film.
Synopsis: Lynd Ward is the father of the American graphic novel and one of the most prolific book illustrators and printmakers in the history of American art. Featuring more than 150 wood engravings, drawings, and illustrations by this important American artist and storyteller, this 90-minute film brings the creativity of Ward to life and illustrates his mastery of narrative without text. His work chronicles American life in the 20th century, and demonstrates his deep personal commitment to social justice and the plight of the workingman surrounding the years of the Great Depression. Written, narrated, and directed by Michael Maglaras of 217 Films. Featuring interviews with Ward's daughter, Robin Ward Savage.
The Sacramento Beecalled Michael Maglaras a film maker of "Bergman-like gravitas." His films have been described as "virtuoso filmmaking" (National Gallery of Art) "alive and fresh" (Art New England) "elegiac and insightful" (Naples Daily News) "unforgettable" (Journal of American History) and "comparable to that of the widely acclaimed Ken Burns" (New Britain Herald). David Berona, author of Wordless Books, said of O Brother Man "this film is stunning." Judith Regan of Sirius XM called it "magnificent." The Dartmouth's review of The Great Confusion noted "Michael Maglaras brought the drama of the original show back to life." Library Journal called it "an excellent analysis of an event that changed the art world." The Blue Paper called Maglaras's film on the arts of the WPA "a wonderful celebration of America, her people, and her possibilities." Matt Hinrichs wrote "The only thing better than this documentary would be for the WPA itself to come back." Maglaras was recently featured in a full-length interview on Conversations from Penn State on Public Television.