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Paul Landacre Greeting Card "Cello" Wood Cut Signed in Plate and Pencil Signed WPA Artist

Very Rare Paul Landacre (American, 1893-1963) Wood Cut and this being number two in the Catalogue Raisonne for this Greeting Card titled "Cello" (Wein)
Wein is the the author and researcher for the new catalogue raisonne of Paul Landacre

**This is one of Two Signed Impressions of The Cello that Paul Landacre did, all other pieces are unsigned**

"Cello (design for greeting card)", c. 1953. Edition: None. Two signed impressions. Eleven unsigned impressions. Wien 297.
Wood Engraving
Year: 1940
Size: image 2 1/2 x 3 7/8
Condition: Very Fine with two small marks above the image on the paper. Please see images for description.

Paul Landacre
"many of Landacre's linoleum cuts and wood engravings were inspired by the American Far West, including the hills and mountains of Big Sur, Palm Springs, Monterey, and Berkeley. "California Hills and Other Wood Engravings by Paul Landacre" (Los Angeles: Bruce McCallister, 1931), a limited-edition folio comprising 15 of Landacre's early works printed from the original blocks, was awarded recognition as one of the "Fifty Books of the Year" for 1931. In rapid succession, three books featuring his wood engraved designs also garnered such recognition: "The Boar and the Shibboleth" (1933), "A Gil Blas in California" (1933), and "XV Poems for the Heath Broom" (1934). In the 1950s, the AIGA recognized "A Natural History of Western Trees" (1953) and "Books West Southwest....."

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