Title:Wilder Bentley manuscripts, approximately 1965-1970
Creator/Contributor:Bentley, Wilder, 1928-, creator, creator.
Contains six calligraphic and hand-painted volumes of poetry written and bound by Wilder Bentley the Younger. Four of the
volumes are from a series titled, "The triumph of the Antichrist" (Books I-IV). One bound volume is titled "Utchat, prophetic
poems, 1969-'70". One manuscript volume, unbound and partially finished, is titled, "Imperatrix Pecunia" (1978). Also contains
one wooden plaque with the letters of Bentley's name carved in a mixed up pattern so the rows read similarly top to bottom
and left to right.
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Bentley, Wilder -- 1928- -- Manuscripts
Printmakers -- California
Printmakers -- United States
Painters as printmakers -- California
Painters as printmakers -- United States
Poets, American -- California
Poets, American -- United States
Wooden plaque housed as volume 7.
Wilder Bentley manuscripts, BANC MSS 2014/226, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Wilder Bentley; 20141030.
Printmaker, painter, and craftsman Wilder Mayo Bentley (known also as Wilder Bentley the Younger) was born in 1928 in Oklahoma
City. He began his artistic pursuits early on, illustrating broadsides distributed annually by his father Harvey Wilder Bentley
(a printer and printshop owner), before age ten, and learning typesetting from him in his young adulthood. In 1959 in San
Francisco, Bentley set up the Bread & Wine Press where he published four pamphlets of poetry by various authors, and went
on to exhibit his work throughout the West.
Calligraphy (visual works)
Manuscripts for publication.
BANC MSS 2014/226 v.1
BANC MSS 2014/226 v.2
BANC MSS 2014/226 v.3
BANC MSS 2014/226 v.4
BANC MSS 2014/226 v.5
BANC MSS 2014/226 v.7
BANC MSS 2014/226 v.6
BANC MSS 2014/226
BANC MSS 2014/226