René Quillivic woodcuts

René Quillivic

Have you heard of René Quillivic or his woodcuts? Neither had I, but now I’ve seen just a few on the weblog Adventures in the print trade, I’d very much like to see more.

It seems he was a Breton best known for his work as a sculptor, and created many memorials to the fallen of the First World War – but he was als noted for his woodcuts like the one above. I’m particularly intrigued by the way he manages to achieve a liquid quality with so few hard lines.

Read more here. My thanks to Malcolm Woods for leading me to this one.