Gaylord Schanilec

Printmaker from Stockholm, WI

Schanilec, who calls himself “a wood engraver who prints,” grew up in the Red River Valley of North Dakota. He believes “scientists and artists do basically the same thing: they observe the world around them, and record their observations as best they can.”

He is more than just a printmaker; Schanilec binds his works into books as well. With over twenty books produced so far, he’s won numerous awards for the land, water and sky of the Midwest he has paid homage to in his engravings and books.