331. Paul Landacre

Laguna Cove

Wood engraving on Japan paper, 1935
Size: 13.2 × 7.9 cm
Full margins. Edition of 200.
Signed and titled in pencil (lower margin).
Published by The Woodcut Society,
Kansas City.
A very good impression.

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Paul Landacre (1893–1963) is regarded as one of the outstanding printmakers of the modern era. He moved from Columbus, Ohio, to San Diego, California, in 1917, and was the driving-force behind the Southern Californian Artistic Renaissance between the World Wars. His technical virtuosity is evident here, as well as his kind of revelationary intention projected by these images of the landscape. Laguna Cove reveals Paul Landacre at his most magical.