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Richard Wagener

Richard Wagener is an American wood engraver known for his prints and fine press books. His work has been collected by over one hundred public institutions. One of his books was included in Artists’ Books in the Modern Era, 1870–2000 at the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Victoria Dailey has called Wagener the first California artist since Paul Landacre to achieve prominence in the art of wood engraving. He is the co-recipient of the 2016 Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design and the Book Club of California honored him with the Oscar Lewis Award for contributions to the book arts.