Five Decades of the Burin The Wood Engravings of John Depol
Artist: John Depol
Foreword: Timothy Murray
Introduction: David R Godine
Publisher/Date: David R Godine/University of Delaware (2004) Stated First Edition, 1st Printing.
Format/Condition: New small blue cloth hardcover book in Fine condition. Measures 9.2 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches. 96 pages. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white.
Description: Born In 1913, John DePol is among those classic, self-taught graphic artists (like J. J. Lankes and Rockwell Kent) who worked in a variety of media, but whose main contribution was to the field of wood engraving. Although he has illustrated countless books & magazines, and been a friend to most letterpress printers and private presses of the latter half of the last century (Robert Jones's Glad Hand Press, Arthur Rushmore's Golden Hind Press, Neil Shaver's Yellow Barn Press, New York's Typophiles & John Anderson's Pickering Press, among others), his work remains little known, his contributions unheralded. A celebration of his life and work was held at the University of Delaware. This book presents more than 100 of his best engravings from five decades with an extensive text examining his place in American graphic art.