Theme/Style Modernism, Surrealism, Art Deco, figurative art, illustration
Media Wood engravings
Artistic Focus Once called "the best American wood engraver working" by Rockwell Kent, Paul Landacre has come to be recognized as one of the preeminent printmakers of the 20th century. Best known for his views of the California landscape, he mastered the nuances of working only in black and white. Not only do his works show technical command of the engraving and printing processes, but his images also show a sensitivity, originality, and intellectual energy in the depiction of his subjects.
• Paul Hambleton Landacre was born in 1893 in
Columbus, Ohio. While a student at Ohio State University he contracted
a bacterial infection that left him permanently disabled.
Additional biographical material and full bibliographic references are available upon request.
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