Julius J. Lankes

American artist Julius J. Lankes (1884-1960) was born in Buffalo, NY to parents German-born parents. He graduated from the Buffalo Commercial and Electro-Mechanical Institute in 1902. From 1908 to about 1910, he studied at the Art Students League in Buffalo, NY, and then at the Museum of Fine Arts under Philip Leslie Hale (1865-1931) and William McGregor Paxton (1869-1941) from 1912-1913. He also studied with the artists Ernest Fosbery (1874-1960) and Mary B.W. Coxe (-1922). Lankes was a notable artist, illustrator, engraver, woodcut print artist, author, lecturer, costume and scenery designer, and college professor most known for his woodcut prints and his artistic collaboration with long-term friend and American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963).

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