Tuesday 28 August 2012

Everett D. Wilson, printmaker

Everett D, Wilson (MA, MFA)
(1952-  )
American printmaker,
scenic artist, art director in theatre projects,
commercials, feature films etc...
Recently I was send some examples of woodcut prints by email. Prints, that are going to be used and published as illustrations in a book by his friend Don E. Webster in the fall. It's nice to see this vintage illustration technigue used in a brand new production. I think it is a good idea once in a while using the blog as a platform for contemporary and maybe otherwise never seen prints thus promoting these rather nice prints and maybe even the book. 
Everett wrote to me these were the first prints he'd produced after 30 years having worked in several different creative fields and entreprises in Hollywood and Texas. All I can say is I'm really and truly impressed. Here's a preview of 5 prints from the 20 that are going to be used for the book. All pictures are mouse clickable (try and find the hidden crane in the print below).

Please don't hesitate letting us know what you think by leaving a small comment. 


  1. I think those are wonderful, but I still haven't spotted the crane.

  2. Glad you like them, have a close look at the 4th print, left, middle.

  3. they are lovely and i like the idea of being buried in waders. i am fond of my gum boots =).

  4. They are, thank you for stopping by and, what are we without gum boots ?

  5. I don't know hy but I assumed Everett Wilson was dead. Now I find he's following blogs.

  6. The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Mark Twain

  7. We know it's you, Everett.

    The time lapse explains why they are a bit hard to date - and the north American approach, less formal than modern British wood-engravers. Other than that it was just a witless assumption.

    I like the way the prints play with the idea of the grain because not all the cuts could follow it.

  8. Crane , pic #5 Or the one on the right over the bottom head shots .eft side of pic , a little over half way up from bottom.