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
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.