Guide to the Papers of Julius J. Lankes, circa 1917 - 1988General MS-1115


Julius John (J.J.) Lankes (1884-1960) was born in Buffalo, New York and studied at the Art Students League at Buffalo and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. An instructor of art at Wells College in New York state, Lankes was a noted woodcut artist who was most often associated with illustrating publications of Robert Frost's poetry. He also produced Christmas holiday cards, bookplates and completed cuts for fellow woodcut artist Rockwell Kent. Lankes also authored articles and books including "A Woodcut Manual" (1932) and "Virginia Woodcuts" (1930).

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