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Label
1955-1956
Inclusive dates
1955-1956
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1955-1956, from Julius John Lankes (1884-1960) of Durham, North Carolina, to William H. Wiatt, a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and professor at Ohio University at Athens discussing Lankes' career as a woodcut artist, including its difficulties, financial problems, and rewards; exhibits of his work in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Ashville, North Carolina; as well as Lankes' dislike of North Carolina and his views on religion, literature, authors, science, and personal news. Lankes also comments on Wiatt's move to Ohio, then to Indiana; on a traffic accident his son had; on his involvement with the Fulbright program; on Robert Frost (1874-1963) autographing books; and on his reget not being able to meet H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
Julius John Lankes was born 31 August 1884 in Buffalo, New York. He studied art at the Albright Art School in Buffalo from 1908 to 1909, and at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, Massachusetts, from 1912 to 1913. In 1917, Lankes became interested in wood cuts, and taught himself, becoming one of the premier wood cut artists in the United States. Lankes moved to Hilton Village, Newport News, Virginia, in 1925, where he produced scenes of tidewater Virginia. At the urging of his friend Robert Frost (1874-1963) for whom he did some illustrations, Lankes became visiting professor at Wells College in Aurora, New York, in 1932 and stayed until 1939. In 1954, he was at the National Academy of Design. Lankes married Edee Bartlett in 1915, and they had four children. Lankes died in Durham, North Carolina, 20 April 1960.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Location of other archival material
  • Julius John Lankes Papers, 1954-1956 (LVA accession 30148, misc. reel 630).
  • Julius John Lankes Papers, 1929-1956 (LVA accession 31672).
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
42
Immediate source of acquisition
Wiatt, William H.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000491833
Type of unit
p.

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