December 2021 Art Quiz (No. 18) Answer

Which pre-20th century artist, who often specialized in images of animals or flowers, is credited with being the father of modern wood engraving?

(a)  Francis Barlow                            (b) Thomas Bewick

(c)  Henry Bunbury                            (d)  Thomas Shotter Boys





Answer (b) Thomas Bewick:

1753-1828, described by the Bewick Society as ‘wood engraver, naturalist and Northumberland’s greatest artist’.