Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract: Paul Landacre Exhibit, Pasadena Museum Of California Art

Print: Paul Landacre, Sultry Day, 1937.  Landacre found inspiration in the neighborhood; Sultry Day depicts his wife and cat relaxing in their beloved home, with the intersection of Modjeska Ave & Peru St in the background.
White on Black:
The Modernist Prints
of Paul Landacre
October 28, 2012 - February 24, 2013
Paul Landacre was the preeminent American wood-cut print artist of the 20th Century. Landacre's work reflected not only the character of the California landscape, but particularly in the 1930s; the character of his own Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract neighborhood in Echo Park/Elysian Heights from 1925 - 1963
The City of Los Angeles declared Landacre's cabin & grounds (including the trees and landscape) a cultural historic landmark in 2005.
Related: LA Times