American (1893 – 1963)

Forest Fire1937

Wien 203, only state. Wood engraving on wove japanese paper, full margins. Edition of 25, commissioned by the Federal Art Project. Rare. Signed and titled in pencil.

8  x  6  ¼ inches    |   20.3  x  15.9 cm

According to Wien, Forest Fire was completed before the larger Death of a Forest. Landacre expressed his opposition to regional controlled burns, which he believed endangered homes and wildlife, in his wood engraving Lot Cleaning – Los Angeles. However, in Forest Fire and Death of a Forest, he finds beauty even in destructive wildfires.

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Learn more about the artist and his work in our catalogue, PAUL LANDACRE Wood Engravings.