Tom Killion Prints
Tom was born and raised in Marin County, California, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints using wood blocks in a style strongly influenced by traditional Japanese prints. He studied History at UC Santa Cruz, where he was introduced to fine book printing by William Everson & Jack Stauffacher. In 1975 he produced his first illustrated book of woodcut prints, 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais, on UCSC’s Cowell Press. In 1977 Killion founded his own Quail Press, where he has printed five handmade art books depicting landscapes from California to Europe and Africa.