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Gaylord Schanilec

As an artist, writer, and letterpress printer Gaylord Schanilec has helped set the standard for contemporary artist’s books over the last 40 years. His highly collected and unique fine press books explore his interests and experiences as well as his hometown landscapes and communities. From rural culture to the urban side of the Mississippi River Schanilec’s wood cuts, wood engravings, and printings from found objects illustrate local landscapes, historical anecdotes and natural science investigations.