Artist Categories: Prairie Print Makers

J.J. Lankes

(1884 – 1960) Noted artist, illustrator, engraver, woodcut print artist, author, lecturer, costume & scenery designer, and college professor primarily known for his woodcut prints and his artistic collaboration with friend and American poet Robert Frost (American, 1874-1963) whose friendship spanned over forty years.

Lankes produced his first woodcut in 1917 and over the course of his expansive career produced over 1,300 woodcut designs, many of which have been included in several books, magazines and various other publications including his own.