Tom Killion at Bookshop Santa Cruz

Monday Jul 13 2015   7:30 PM
Bookshop Santa Cruz  1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA  map

Woodcut artist Tom Killion will celebrate the release of his new book, California’s Wild Edge, which captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Killion’s exquisite prints are accompanied by the words of acclaimed poet Gary Snyder.

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Tom KillionWoodcut and letterpress artist Tom Killion grew up in Marin County, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints strongly influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Along with publishing fine art letterpress books, Killion holds a PhD in African history from Stanford University and has taught history at several Bay Area universities. He is the founder of The Quail Press and his extensively illustrated books include 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais, The Coast of California, and Walls: A Journey Across Three Continents. Killion and Gary Snyder previously collaborated on The High Sierra of California, which was published by Heyday in 2002 and Tamalpais Walking, published in 2009. You can find out more about his artwork at  

Photo by Katsunori Yamazato