Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 203

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500

PAUL LANDACRE (1893-1963)

Three Kids and a Horse.
Wood engraving on Japan. 190x256 mm; 7 1/2x10 inches, full margins. Signed, titled and numbered 8/100 in pencil, lower margin. 1941.

A very good impression. Wien 246.

Landacre was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended the Ohio State University as a student-athlete in track and field. An Olympic hopeful, his dreams were thwarted when in his sophomore year, he contracted a life-threatening streptococcus infection that left him permanently disabled. It is during this time that Landacre first took a drawing class. In 1918 Landacre got a job as an illustrator and returned to school in 1923 at the Otis Art Institute, where he would encounter wood engraving for the first time. During the Great Depression Landacre worked for the graphics department of the California WPA.