Inspired by the early Renaissance, John Wilde revived the tradition of silver point drawing whilst continuing his vibrant painting. His precisely rendered representational world is a cross between the Garden of Eden and Alice’s Wonderland, and remains innocent yet subversive.
John Wilde was a painter, draughtsman and printmaker, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught from 1948-1982. He was associated with the Magic Realism movement with artists such as Sylvia Fein and Marshall Glasier.
Publisher: Hudson Hills Press, New York in association with the Elvehjem Museum of Art (1999)
Organized by: Russell Panczenko
Essay: Theodore F. Wolff
180 pages, color images