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Paul Landacre Papers

Identifier: CLRC-899

Scope and Contents

One black and white lithograph (MC 1008)


  • undated


Language of Materials


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Biographical Sketch

Born in Columbus, OH on July 9, 1893, Paul Landacre,while a student at Ohio State University, contracted a streptococcus infection which left him crippled for life. Upon graduation in 1916, he relocated to the milder climate of southern California. He soon began his career in a San Diego advertising agency and about 1922 settled in Los Angeles where he remained. Landacre studied at the Otis Art Institute in 1923-26, but he taught himself the demanding art of wood engraving. He soon developed a very individual refined style of fine white lines, delicate cross hatching and flecking in contrast with large dark areas. Inspired by the California landscape, he created sensual interpretations of plant and animal life in increasingly abstract designs. With the exception of a few published prints, the artist printed all of his own wood engravings. He died in 1963 in Los Angeles, CA. Landacre's finest prints are now very rare.

Biographical Source: , 2008 and , 2008


000 Linear Feet


Miscellaneous art: One black and white lithograph (MC 1008)

Physical Location

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Accession Information:

Gift of: Landacre, Paul
Paul Landacre Papers
David E Byer and Diep Truong
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

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