Henry Settle Wynn, Jr. at the MACK
By Lynda Macaluso
The influence of the 15th century German artist Albrecht Durer and M.C. Ecsher, the 20th century Dutch lithographer, is evident in the work of the featured artist for December. Henry Settle Wynn, Jr. explains, “I draw with a very tiny point radiograph technical fountain pen. The composition and shading is accomplished using tiny dots. Millions of stipples are incorporated into each original 16 X 20” piece. I draw the original work on illustration board then it is transferred to paper using a special high quality ink and paper to ensure the sparkle and clarity of the original. An original takes months to complete.”
Wynn is a lifelong resident of North Augusta, South Carolina. He and his wife, Cheryl, have four children. Their son, Henry S. Wynn, III plays violin while Henry, Jr. plays guitar in a duo called, appropriately, “The Henrys”. They play American traditional music, bluegrass and folk music. Those lucky enough to attend the MACK’s opening reception for the art exhibition on December 4th were treated to a fine concert by “The Henrys”.
In his post as freehand illustrator for the Department of the Army at Fort Gordon, Georgia, Wynn has drawn detailed drawings for technical training manuals, illustrations for advertisements for plays and programs for the theater and special events, medical illustrations, and has served as cartoonist in residence. The holder of a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Augusta State University, Wynn has received numerous awards including winning first place for several years in the Department of Army International Competition. Prints of his originals are available for purchase at the MACK, either framed or unframed at very reasonable prices. The exhibition will hang in the gallery until the end of the month.