John Balkwill

John Balkwill is a book artist and printmaker residing in Santa Barbara, California. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Norte Dame and a Master of Fine Arts degree from The Institute for the Book Arts at The University of Alabama, where he studied under the internationally recognized private press printer Gabriel Rummonds. He also studied at St. Mary’s College in Rome. Balkwill learned the techniques of wood engraving from John DePol, the dean of American wood engravers, and studied Japanese woodblock printmaking with Akira Kurosaki, one of the most respected contemporary Japanese printmakers. As a printmaker Balkwill works primarily with relief printing methods. He has produced wood engravings and relief engravings on landscape subjects, notably the series Ten Views from Lake Tahoe and the Finding the Space suite, inspired by Gary Snyder’s poetry. He has also done numerous photomontages and collages, and a number of which have been handprinted from photomechanically produced relief plates in small editions.

Styles: Original Art On Paper , Printmaking , Printmaking (Wood Block)

“Early Morning”

Wood Block Cuts

8" x 6" (Unframed)

$110

“Bright & Windy Night”

Wood Block Cuts

6" x 8" (Unframed)

$110

“Along the Western Rim”

Wood Block Cuts

6" x 8" (Unframed)

$110

“The Southern Shore”

Wood Block Cuts

8" x 6" (Unframed)

$110

“Crystal Bay”

Wood Block Cuts

6" x 8" (Unframed)

$110

“Pegasus”

Woodcut

8" x 6" (Unframed)

$110

“Botero’s Madonna”

Woodcut

6" x 5" (Unframed)

$110