My Life Author:Thomas Bewick Celebrated as a wood engraver, and in his time a crucial influence on the vigorous growth of a popular interest in natural history, Thomas Bewick has continued to hold the world's regard to the present day. No history of the relief print can be written without reference to him, and his engravings of animals and birds and scenes of the Northumber... more »land countryside continue to delight succeeding generations. Not a Near passes without his work being reproduce for uses of every kind -- from the labelling of fertilizer sacks and bread wrappers to the decoration of writing paper, pottery and books. His work has indeed become better known than his name.
In 1822, six years before he died, Bewick set himself to write a memoir of his life, prompted by his family and spurred on by the threatened attempts of several contemporaries whom he felt to be in no proper position to do so themselves.« less