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Acclaimed artist, author, and teacher, Barry Moser read from his memoir, We Were Brothers, an emotional story about racism drawn from his youth in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on October 29, at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. The reading was followed by a reception.

Welty lovers know Moser from his illustration of a special edition of The Robber Bridegroom as well as his five Barry Moser’s Engravings of Welty Portraitsengravings of portraits of Welty at different stages in her life. The portraits are on sale in the Welty Education and Visitors Center, and all proceeds benefit the Welty House and Garden.

His illustrations appear in more than 300 publications, including Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, for which Moser received the National Book Award. His work hangs in museums, galleries, and personal collections worldwide. Moser’s Pennyroyal Caxton Bible was featured in the only one-man exhibit ever to be mounted at the Library of National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. by a living artist. He is currently on the faculties of the Rhode Island School of Design and Smith College.

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