The Arts & Crafts printmakers of the early 20th century have had a strong artistic influence on me. My work is strongly influenced by early 20th century woodblock printmakers, including Gustave Baumann, J J Lankes, Norma Bassett Hall, Margaret Jordan Patterson, and Walter Phillips. Although I've developed my own unique approach to this old medium, which incorporates contemporary tools toward a similar end, I owe these kindred souls a good deal. From them I learned not how to do it, but the essentials of how it should be done.
All roads lead back to Dow. His influence can be traced directly or indirectly to just about anyone working in the medium 1900-1930. His textbook, Composition, is still relevant and well worth studying.