Julius J. Lankes (1884 - 1960)
Printmaker Julius J. Lankes was born in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from the Buffalo Commercial and Electro-Mechanical Institute and worked as a draftsman prior to his studies at the Art Students’ League of Buffalo and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. By the early 1920s, his woodcuts appeared in in numerous periodicals. His career as an artist spanned four decades, during which Lankes created approximately 1400 works. He taught at Wells College, Aurora, New York, and continued his freelance work. By 1941, he was elected to the National Academy of Design. In 1950, he settled permanently in Durham, North Carolina.
Church And Trees
Woodcut, 1924; edition not stated. Image size 3½" x 4"' sheet size 5-3/4" x 9-1/8". Published in The Print Connoisseur, Volume IV Number 4, October, 1924. Fine condition.
Wood engraving, late 1920s, edition not stated; image size 5” x 6½”; sheet size 8” x 10½”. Signed in the block, and in pencil in the lower margin; Titled in pencil at lower edge. Fine.
Farmhouse and Barn
Wood engraving, edition not stated. Image size 6" x 1½"; sheet size 6-7/8" x 2-3/8". A fine impression in fine overall condition.