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    March 30 to May 31, 2001  In the Main Gallery:
Endgrain Designs & Repetitions: 
The Pattern Papers of John DePol

Cathleen A. Baker, proprietor of The Legacy Press, has published a letterpress printed book of the same title featuring DePol's pattern papers.

Since the 1950s, the American master of wood engraving, John DePol, has been cutting small endgrain blocks featuring subjects from nature, the heavens, and the Book Arts, as well as fantastic abstract, geometric designs. Although many of these images have been made into patterns and used as binding papers in a number of important fine press books, the full breadth of this particular aspect of DePol's artistry has never before been exhibited. Baker is curator of the exhibit which features 117 of DePol's pattern papers.

Our exhibit also includes DePol's notebooks, landscapes, book illustrations, labels and ephemera.

Click on any of the small images below to see it larger.