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Tom Killion

Pt. Reyes from Chimney RockTennessee Cove, Marin Headlands
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Tom Killion was born and raised in Marin County, California, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints using linoleum and wood, strongly influenced by the traditional Japanese Ukiyo-ë€_ style of Hokusai and Hiroshige. In 1975 he produced his first illustrated book of woodcut prints, 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais, on UCSC’s Cowell Press. In 1977 Killion founded his own Quail Press, where he has printed handmade art books and over 400 relief prints, many incorporating increasingly sophisticated multi-block color techniques. 

In the last decade or so Killion has collaborated with Pulitzer-prize winning poet Gary Snyder and Heyday Books to produce The High Sierra of California and Tamalpais Walking. His work has been featured on the PBS-TV program: "Craft in America," and in recent shows at USF's Thacher Gallery, Ansel Adams Gallery and The Book Club of California. His studio is in Pt. Reyes on the Marin coast. 

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