Available works by: Paul Landacre  American (1893 - 1963)  

Paul Landacre was an illustrator who specialized in wood engravings of naturalistic images executed in a sparse, rhythmic, linear style. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was an athlete as a youth. During his sophomore year at Ohio State University, he contracted a life-threatening illness that left him partially disabled. In order to increase his physical strength he took long walks in the nearby rural areas, and on these walks, drew in his sketchbook. By 1918 he found a job as a commercial illustrator. In 1923 he enrolled at the Otis Art Institute, where he studied all types of media, including wood engraving.

Landacre's artistic reputation began to emerge in the early 1930s with the publication of his book California Hills and other Wood Engravings and his first one-person exhibition in Los Angeles. He received many commissions for book illustrations; since he worked in a careful, deliberate manner, his large projects required years to complete. For thirty-one years the artist maintained a hand press in his home, allowing him to have total control over the printing of his designs. In 1939 he was made an associate of the National Academy of Design. The remainder of Landacre's professional career was balanced between teaching and illustrating books.

Paul Landacre : Richard Wagner at Davidson Galleries

Paul Landacre American (1893–1963)

Richard Wagner

Series: Composers
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1936
Edition : 20/60
Signature: Signed in pencil
Publisher: Commissioned by KECA
Size: 6-3/4 x 4-5/8 inches
Stock Number: 47788c
Price: $850.00

Paul Landacre : Mozart at Davidson Galleries

Paul Landacre American (1893–1963)

Mozart

Series: Composers
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1936
Edition : 10/60
Signature: Signed in pencil
Publisher: Commissioned by KECA
Size: 6 x 4 inches
Stock Number: 47789c
Price: $1100.00

Paul Landacre : Verdi at Davidson Galleries

Paul Landacre American, (1893–1963)

Verdi

Series: Composers
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1936
Edition : 9/60
Signature: Signed in Pencil
Publisher: Commissioned by KECA
Size: 6-3/4 x 4-5/8 inches
Stock Number: 47791c
Price: $850.00

Paul Landacre : Tschaikovsky at Davidson Galleries

Paul Landacre American (1893–1963)

Tschaikovsky

Series: Composers
Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1936
Edition : 25/60
Signature: Signed in Pencil
Publisher: Commissioned by KECA
Size: 6-3/4 x 4-5/8 inches
Stock Number: 47792c
Price: $850.00

Paul Landacre : Bach at Davidson Galleries

Paul Landacre American (1893–1963)

Bach

Series: Composers
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1936
Edition : 20/60
Signature: Signed in pencil
Publisher: Commissioned by KECA
Size: 6-3/4 x 4-5/8 inches
Stock Number: 47793c
Price: $900.00

Paul Landacre : Campers at Davidson Galleries

Paul Landacre American (1893 - 1963)

Campers

Series: for Colophon, New Graphic Series #11
Medium: wood engraving
Year: 1939
Size: 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches
Condition: Faint Trace of Mat Burn
Stock Number: 51076
Price: $250.00

Paul Landacre : Hill at Davidson Galleries

Paul LANDACRE American (1893-1963)

Hill

Medium: Wood engraving on imitation Japan
Year: 1936
Edition : 47/60
Signature: Signed, titled and numbered in pencil
References: Lehman p.165. LACMA 17
Size: 5 x 8-3/4 inches
Condition: Hinge remnants
Stock Number: 42606
Price: $4600.00