American (1893 – 1963)
Forest Fire, 1937
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.