“My work these days is based in drawing and relief printmaking, which I have been doing for more than twenty years. Woodcuts and wood engravings, the primary means of printed pictorial information since the invention of the printing press, have held much fascination for me. Woodcuts and wood engravings, as they sit on the page, are a world unto themselves.”

John McWilliams was born in 1941 and currently resides in McClellanville, SC. He received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI and is Professor/Director Emeritus of Georgia State University’s Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design. McWilliams has received numerous awards, including the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in photography. McWilliams’s monograph Land of Deepest Shade was published by Aperture in 1989.

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