Tom Killion

Tom Killion grew up in Marin County, California, where the rugged landscape inspired him to create Japanese-style woodblock prints from an early age. After learning the art of letterpress printing, he founded Quail Press to produce five handmade art books and over 400 relief prints. Along the way, he obtained a PhD in African history and spent many years working in Africa, returning to the States to teach. He now lives in Point Reyes, California, where he has collaborated on three books with poet Gary Snyder, The High Sierra of California, Walking Tamalpais and California’s Wild Coast. He is currently working on the images for a new book Trees & Trails of California. (Photo: Courtesy of Tom Killion)

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