John DePol Collection


Item Listing
Vicki Principi

Graphic Arts Collection
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Princeton University Library

Consists of woodcut prints, printed broadsides, trial proofs, and printed ephemera of DePol, a self-taught American artist. Included are 16 woodcut prints with his commentary dating from 1982 to 1997. An appreciation of the NBC radio commentary Ben Grauer provides examples of DePol's wood engravings from an earlier period (1951-1980).

Box 1 contents [prints and ephemera]:
Folder 1: Advertisements, announcements, and invitations
Folder 2: Greeting cards and note cards
Folder 3: Illustrations designed for publications
Folder 4: Keepsakes
Folder 5: Portraits, landscapes, and architecture
Folder 6: Publications featuring or discussing DePol's work

Box 2 contents (prints with commentary and an appreciation of Ben Grauer):
Folder 1: Arthur W. Rushmore, The Golden Hind Press
Folder 2: Atlantic Convoy, 1943
Folder 3: Chipping Ongar Aerodrome, 1945
Folder 4: Fourth Avenue, Books [signed print with description]
Folder 5: Johann Gutenberg's Printing Press, The Pierpont Morgan Library
Folder 6: Inishbream, by Theresa Kishkan, The Barbarian Press
Folder 7: Miscellaneous
Folder 8: Some Garden Accessories [signed print]
Folder 9: Proofs of illustrations for Songs of Childhood, by Federico Garcia Lorca
Folder 10: Stanzas for an Imaginary Garden, by Octavio Paz
Folder 11: The Ant, for Steve Miller, University of Alabama
Folder 12: The Hammer Creek Press of John Stroble Fass
Folder 13: The Kelmscott, Goudy Press [before the Liberty Bell]
Folder 14: The Street [signed print with description]
Folder 15: Three Etchings from the Etching Period, 1935-47
Folder 16: Portraits. Thomas Hardy (frontispiece for Jude the Obscure, The Easton Press), William Morris (from Golden Legend)
Pamphlet: Ben Grauer and The Between Hours Press, Time for Recollection, John DePol

Box 3 contents [oversize]:
Oversize book illustration
Poems (most of them signed by poets) featuring DePol prints