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Paul Landacre, ‘"Shell"’, 1935, Catherine E. Burns Fine Prints
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Paul Landacre

"Shell", 1935

Wood Engraving on wove japanese paper, full margins
4 5/8 × 7 7/8 in
11.7 × 20 cm
About the work
CEB
Catherine E. Burns Fine Prints
Berkeley

Edition of 60, plus a second, uncompleted edition of 150. Rare

Edition of 60, plus a second, uncompleted edition of 150. Rare

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Signed, titled and numbered 45/60 in pencil
Paul Landacre
American, 1893–1963
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Paul Landacre began his career as an artist when a life-threatening illness during his sophomore year at Ohio State University left the previously athletic student with a permanent physical handicap. Newly sedentary, Landacre enrolled in drawing classes and upon graduation, relocated to California in pursuit of a better recovery. On long walks through nature to rebuild his strength, Landacre brought his sketchbook and consequently began to develop his oeuvre. Although he began with illustration, Landacre eventually became known for his wood engraving, a skill he learned at Otis Art Institute and refined through trial and error (each print taking years and using a hand press in his home.) With a desire to use the medium expressively rather than as a resource for duplication, Landacre produced stylized prints with strong textures, rhythmic linework, and highly contrasted blacks and whites.

Paul Landacre, ‘"Shell"’, 1935, Catherine E. Burns Fine Prints
Paul Landacre, ‘"Shell"’, 1935, Catherine E. Burns Fine Prints
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About the work
CEB
Catherine E. Burns Fine Prints
Berkeley

Edition of 60, plus a second, uncompleted edition of 150. Rare

Edition of 60, plus a second, uncompleted edition of 150. Rare

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, titled and numbered 45/60 in pencil
Paul Landacre
American, 1893–1963
Follow

Paul Landacre began his career as an artist when a life-threatening illness during his sophomore year at Ohio State University left the previously athletic student with a permanent physical handicap. Newly sedentary, Landacre enrolled in drawing classes and upon graduation, relocated to California in pursuit of a better recovery. On long walks through nature to rebuild his strength, Landacre brought his sketchbook and consequently began to develop his oeuvre. Although he began with illustration, Landacre eventually became known for his wood engraving, a skill he learned at Otis Art Institute and refined through trial and error (each print taking years and using a hand press in his home.) With a desire to use the medium expressively rather than as a resource for duplication, Landacre produced stylized prints with strong textures, rhythmic linework, and highly contrasted blacks and whites.

Paul Landacre

"Shell", 1935

Wood Engraving on wove japanese paper, full margins
4 5/8 × 7 7/8 in
11.7 × 20 cm
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