Tom Killion in Los Angeles

Saturday Jun 04 2016   4:00 PM
The Craft in America Center  8415 West 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA  map

Woodcut print artist Tom Killion will sign copies of his recent homage to the coastal rim of the Golden State, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Poetry, Prints and History. The book is the third collaboration between Killion and poet Gary Snyder, with prose by a slew of additional writers scattered throughout. In addition to discussing the new book, Killion will describe his overarching philosophy and approach to landscape art. Killion’s blocks and progressive proofs will be on view to give an inside, up-close glimpse into his printmaking techniques.

Copies of California’s Wild Edge and original prints will be available for purchase at Freehand Gallery, next door to the Craft in America Center.

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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