Reginald Walker


Reginald Walker b. 1946, died late 1980s

Reginald Walker was a book artist and book conservator. Walker studied fine binding and book conservation at the Newberry Library in Chicago before coming to New York where he worked in the conservation department of the New York Public Library and worked as an apprentice at CBA. In the 178 he was awarded a Master Craftsmen’s Educational Grant through CBA to study Ethiopian Coptic codex forms. Walker was interested in both the mechanical and spiritual properties of the book. He made blank books for other artists, including Brice Marden, and collaborated with other book artists including Tim Ely. He exhibited with Center for Book Arts, Franklin Furnace, New York Public Library, and the Grolier Club. Tony Zwicker was his primary dealer, and his work is included in he collection of the New York Public Library, which also holds his papers, and the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, University of Iowa.

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