Craig, Edward Gordon. Black Figures. 105 reproductions (with an unpublished essay). Presented with Introduction & Documentation by L.M. Newman. Wellinborough, England: Christopher Skelton, 1989. 1 of 500 copies (Ten had an original woodcut). Quarto. Original cloth 34p + 105p of reproductions of black figures + documentation. As new.
This important work documents all of Craig's white line woodcuts printed from wooden theatre puppets and named on his published list B: "a short list of some engravings on wood - Black figures... designed and cut on wood between the years 1907- 1919." Craig was a consummate woodcut artist. Along with Robert Gibbing, Eric Gill, & Lucien Pissaro he founded the Society of Wood Engravers in 1920. He experimented with theatre designs and scenes by creating model stages with wooden puppets. His woodcuts (black figures) were actually created by taking ink impressions of these theatre figures. (Inventory #: 824)