LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Imagine trying to illustrate a text as massive as the Bible. The task apparently is so daunting that most Bible publications feature illustrations by multiple artists. However, a man who undertook such a four-year challenge himself is teaching, lecturing and displaying his work at the University of Louisville this semester.
Artist-writer Barry Moser will speak Oct. 25 about the making of the Pennyroyal Caxton Press Bible, believed to be the only 20th century Bible illustrated by a single artist. His talk will be part of a reception in the Belknap Gallery of Schneider Hall from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Moser also will give a public talk in the Speed Art Museum at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 on “Demons and Angels: Illustrating the King James Bible.”