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Paul Landacre

 (1893 - 1963)
Paul Hambleton Landacre was active/lived in California, Ohio.  Paul Landacre is known for illustrator, wood engraving.

Paul Landacre

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.

In 1926 he quit his job as a commercial artist to concentrate on printmaking.  Landacre taught wood engraving at Otis Art Institute until his suicide on June 3, 1963.

He was the author-illustrator of several books including California Hills.  Rockwell Kent once called him "the best American wood engraver working."

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Who's Who in American Art 1936-62; Who's Who in California 1942; Who's Who on the Pacific Coast 1949; Journal of the Print World, Fall 1991; Fine Art & Antiques, Dec. 1993.

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About  Paul Landacre

Born:  1893 - Columbus, Ohio
Died:   1963 - Los Angeles, California
Known for:  illustrator, wood engraving