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Dark Mountain

ca. 1946
20th Century
10 5/8 in. x 15 7/8 in. (26.99 cm x 40.32 cm)

Paul Landacre, American, (1893–1963)

Object Type: Works on Paper
Creation Place: North America, United States, California
Medium and Support: Wood engraving on paper
Credit Line: Museum Purchase, Susan L. Mills Fund
Accession Number: 1938.109
Paul Landacre’s linocuts and wood engravings of landscapes, still lifes, nudes, and abstractions are acclaimed for the beauty of their designs as well as his mastery of technique and materials. Many of Landacre's linoleum cuts and wood engravings were inspired by the American West Coast, including the hills and mountains of Big Sur, Palm Springs, Monterey, and Berkeley. The artist’s early wood engravings were composed with sweeping, parallel lines to describe the sensuous curves of a hillside. By the early to mid-1930s, he had refined his technique to a highly personal method of precise, meticulous cutting and fine cross hatching. The striking clarity and beauty of his compositions, which contrast brilliant whites with velvety deep blacks, gave his prints a modern aesthetic that was unusual in other American or European wood engravings of the period.

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

  • Image Dimensions: 7 1/2 in. x 10 1/4 in. (19.05 cm x 26.04 cm)
  • Mat Dimensions: 16 in. x 20 in. (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)
  • Sheet Dimensions: 10 5/8 x 15 7/8 in. (269.88 x 403.23 mm)

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