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"Julius John Lankes (1884–1960) was an illustrator, a woodcut print artist, author, and college professor." (Wiki)
"A Woodcut Manual" by J.J. Lankes
"A native of Buffalo, NY, Julius John Lankes achieved national recognition for his mastery of woodcut printing. His works, numbering about1300, helped elevate woodblock prints beyond illustrations in commercial productions to recognition as a fine art. Lankes graduated from the Buffalo Commercial and Electro-Mechanical Institute in 1902 and worked as a draftsman specializing in patent drawings before continuing his art studies at the Art Students' League of Buffalo and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. Unsuccessful in painting, Lankes turned his attention to woodblock printing and recorded his first woodcut in 1917. His skill was recognized early. Bolton Brown, a respected lithographer, published a pamphlet on Lankes's work in 1921 and the following year Wilbur Macey Stone's book on Lankes's bookplate designs was published by Frank J. Lankes, the artist's brother. In 1923 Lankes and poet Robert Frost began a friendship and artistic collaboration that lasted more than 40 years. Lankes produced woodcuts to illustrate not only Frost's poems but also works by Roark Bradford, R. P. T. Coffin, August Derleth, and Ellen Glasgow. In 1925, after a brief visit to Europe, Lankes and his family moved to Hilton Village, near Newport News, Virginia. He accepted a lectureship at Wells College in Aurora, New York, in 1932. For the next 7 years, Lankes taught at Wells College and visited his family in Virginia only during the summers. Lankes joined the reproduction section of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in 1943, where he remained until 1950. In 1951 Lankes moved to Durham, NC. He suffered a debilitating stroke in 1959 and died 22 April 1960 in Durham. buried in Buffalo on 25 Apr. " http://printsinblack.blogspot.nl/2008/02/j-j-lankes-mower.html