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While most artists who created black and white art used black lines on a white background\, Landacre became renowned for doing the opposite: his wo od engravings are white lines on a black background. In essence\, he though t backwards\, reversing the drawing process when making the initial designs and again while engraving the wood blocks.

Landacre approached the printing process with meticulo us care: he carefully selected the wood\, sanded and polished it and then s killfully engraved it. Using the finest ink and paper available\, he hand i nked the blocks and then printed each image one at a time on a cast iron ha nd press manufactured in the 1800’s. This expert craftsmanship and Landacre ’s intuitive grasp of how to use light and dark\, made it possible for him to create the detailed and highly sensitive line work which gave his prints a wide variation of tonal values\, ranging from pure white to extremely de ep black.

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Landacre became recognized as one the most important printmak ers of the 20th Century\, emerging as one of the leaders in an American rev ival of fine art wood engraving. After the 1930s\, he devoted less time to his own practice\, choosing to focus his energies on making prints for book s and on teaching at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles where he worked until he passed away in 1963.

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The exhibition features close to twen ty-five prints and is curated by Gordon McClelland\, an art historian and s eminal figure in advancing the field of research in California Style waterc olors.

DTEND:20130224 DTSTAMP:20140713T081942 DTSTART:20121028 GEO:34.1471726;-118.1399628 LOCATION:Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)\,490 East Union Street \n Pasadena\, CA 91101 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:White on Black: The Modernist Prints of Paul Landacre\, Paul Landac re UID:259495 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR