Ken Hunt thread - engraving and artwork

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I follow Ken Hunt on Instagram and am happy to be communicating with him! I was sad that we lost touch after his Grandmaster class years ago and I was thrilled to find him posting his fabulous artwork on Instagram. He's KenHunt78 if you wish to follow him as well.

Ken has graciously allowed me to share and preserve his drawings and sketches here in the Cafe. The man is a treasure trove of engraving history and we're extremely fortunate to have this.

I will be posting engraving related pics as Ken posts them on Instagram. He has hundreds of fabulous drawings that aren't engraving related, so check out his Instagram feed to see his amazing art.

Thank you Ken!!
 

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The bookplate with the coat of arms was engraved by Ken in 1953 when he was 18 years old and without magnification or anything other than a burin.
 

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Sam,Thanks for sharing the drawings,I remember the video of Ken were talked about going to art class's and his wife would go with him.It sure pays to know how to draw,always admired Ken's engraving. J.J.
 

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Wonderful drawings, with a lifetime of valuable experience and knowledge. Thanks Sam for posting and Thank you Ken for sharing!
 

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Wow! Ken's work is genius. What would I pay for a compilation of his work in a coiled notebook? Please Keep on posting and thanks for informing us about Ken.
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Genius indeed. He shows that the path to greatness is by a pencil.
 

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the color plates with the dogs are the most beautiful things i've ever seen him do. spectacular!
 

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I have long felt, and said whenever asked, that Ken Hunt is the most important modern engraver.
He has influenced the work of everyone you can think of.
When he started under Kell, engraving was decadent.
By the mid 1960's Ken had raised it, almost single handedly back to the level it had been at in earlier days, and very quickly took it far beyond where it had ever been before.
We all owe Ken Hunt, for pointing the way forward.
 

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Those pictures really made me feel humble. It should inspire and teach at the same time. I hope that someday he produces an engraving book..To say that I was impressed would be an understatement..Thanks Sam for posting,and we thank Ken for his beautiful works !!
 

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