Lennis Moore - Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
We regret to inform you that Lennis Moore passed away, much too young, in 2014. His son Ben, continues to print Lennis' woodcuts, unsigned, and we carry them in the store as we receive them. Lennis was much loved and we miss him.
Lennis Moore was born in 1950 and grew up on a small family farm in Northeast Iowa. He graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, with a BA in Art Education. Lennis learned the relief printmaking process from Orville M. Running and credits Running with instilling in him a life-long desire to create woodcut prints.
“The majority of my woodcut prints depict the rural landscape. I grew up on a farm and have always been fascinated with the ever-changing shapes, textures, and colors of the countryside. My eyes are usually drawn to some small, intimate portion of familiar surroundings; a snapshot if you will. The resulting images are my interpretation of that brief interlude with the land.”
Moore maintained a printmaking and illustration studio at his home in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He designed and cut his images on birch plywood blocks that are colored with high quality lithography and monotype inks. Almost all of the blocks are printed on Hosho Professional paper and run on a Dickerson Combination press or an antique Challenge proof press.
Since 1978, Lennis was the CEO of Midwest Old Threshers in Mt. Pleasant, and coordinated the annual Old Threshers Reunion held each year five days ending Labor Day.
For more information on Lennis Moore's work, including what we might have in stock, please email or call us at 319.351.8686.