Thursday, November 15, 2018

Talk at the Book Club of California

On Monday, November 19, 2018
Painted Pages
An illustrated talk by Ward Schumaker, artist and book-painter.

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM
From designing Snoopy calendars to illustrating Gertrude Stein for The Yolla Bolly Press, the speaker has stumbled from one mistake to another, finally arriving at the production of paintings, sculpture, and one-of-a-kind, hand-painted books. The talk includes the wife of the governor of Nebraska describing the artist’s work as “the dirtiest thing you’ve ever seen;” remembrances of an afternoon spent with M.F.K. Fischer (while illustrating her Two Kitchens in Provence); and the recent accidental sale of his book of Trump quotations (Hate Is What We Need) to Chronicle Books. 

312 Sutter Street
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94108

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Book Talk at the Minnesota Street Project

Artist Talk & Book Signing: Ward Schumaker
November 3rd | 6pm–8pm
Lounge / 1275 Minnesota St.

Join Jack Fischer Gallery for an artist talk of The Administration of Cruelty and Stupidity and for a book signing of HATE IS WHAT WE NEED inside the Lounge at Minnesota Street Project.  And don't miss Ward Schumaker's accompanying exhibition trump papers (hoisted by his own petard) at Jack Fischer Gallery on view through November 6th.

Jack Fischer Gallery, @ The Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street, San Franciso CA 94107

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Collages 2018

All collages created on cardboard and measure 10" x 6"


Big Heaven 83





Orange Black White

Orozco Revisited

Red Web

True Descending

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Got it covered...

Today I received the bound version of my hand-painted, one-of-a-kind anti-Trump book, The Administration of Cruelty and Stupidity.

I get an almost physical lift each time John Demerritt binds one of my books. The man can bind anything!

We're looking forward to showing this book at Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco later this month.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Administration of Cruelty and Stupidity

Last year I created a one-of-a-kind hand-painted book, Hate Is What We Need, a book of quotes from Donald Trump and his minions. Chronicle Books published it as a small trade book (available online from and/or Now, a year later, I've created a second book on the subject, but including some of Trump's detractors and victims as well. I call it The Administration of Cruelty and Stupidity. While it still lacks a cover and has not yet been bound, here is a sneak preview.