Black Against White: John J.A. Murphy, Master of the Modern Wood Engraving


Published by CUAG

6.96" x 8.46"

12 pages



Featuring texts by Deborah Kirk, Katy Laird, Stephanie Martel, Katy McIntyre, Karla McManus, Carly Riordan, Wendy Salisbury and Curtis Wolfe

This catalogue takes a thematic approach to the work of John J.A. Murphy, who participated in the early 20th-century revival of the woodblock print.

Murphy’s religious and metaphysical subjects are explored alongside his secular subjects and commercial commissions in a series of brief essays.