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Paul Landacre Papers

Summary Information
Title: Paul Landacre Papers
Creator: Landacre, Paul
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-899
Miscellaneous art: One black and white lithograph (MC 1008)

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

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

Collection Scope and Content Note

One black and white lithograph (MC 1008)

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Landacre, Paul