A wood engraving by John DePol

Anything to do with the remarkable wood engraver John DePol is the subject of this webpage. As far as we’re concerned, Mr. DePol is an American treasure. John was keenly interested in the world of art and literature, and continued to create wood-engraved images of great beauty and serenity, principally for limited edition, hand-printed books into his late 80s. He lived in New Jersey with his best friend and wife, Thelma. John passed away in in December 2004.

Eleanor Friedl wrote a terrific catalog to accompany the exhibition, John DePol: Etchings, New York and Europe, 1935-1947. This exhibition was on display through March 14, 1997 at the Florham-Madison Campus Library of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. The catalog celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the artist’s etching period.

John DePol web resources collected by UA Professor Anne Edwards:


Georgetown University

Princeton University

Rutgers University

Syracuse University

University of Delaware

University of Florida

This site is maintained by Steve Miller at The MFA in the Book Arts Program, School of Library & Information Studies, College of Communication and Information Sciences, at The University of Alabama.

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