Step 2: Research Linoleum Artists

Research the Techniques of Linoleum Artists.

Here is some history.

The first relief prints can be found in cave paintings. Early man would dip his/her hands in pigments then touch the cave walls. Your fingerprint is an example of a relief print even a muddy footprint can be considered a relief. Early civilizations used of round "cylinder seals" for rolling an impress onto clay tablets goes back to early Mesopotamian civilization before 3,000 BC. The earliest woodblock printed fragments to survive are from China and are of silk printed with flowers in three colours from the Han dynasty (before AD 220 ). In India the main importance of the technique has always been as a method of printing textiles, which has been a large industry for centuries. In late 10th century China the complete Buddhist canon Tripitaka of 130,000 pages was printed with blocks, which took between 1080 and 1102, and many other very long works were printed. Block-books, where both text and images are cut on blocks, appeared in Europe in the 1460s as a cheaper alternative to books printed by movable type.

Linoleum was a 20th-century development in the art of relief cuts. The linoleum block consists of a thin layer of linoleum mounted on wood; in this the design to be printed is cut in the same manner as for a woodcut. The advantage of linoleum cuts lies in the softness of the material and the consequent ease with which it can be cut.

Irving Amen, American artist

Valenti Angelo, American printmaker & illustrator

Walter Inglis Anderson American artist

Sybil Andrews English/Canadian artist

Georg Baselitz, German artist

Angel Botello, Spanish-Puerto Rican artist

Carlos Cortez American poet and artist

Stanley Donwood, British artist (most famous for his work with British band Radiohead). His work for Thom Yorke's album The Eraser was originally done in linocut.

Bill Fick, American printmaker & illustrator

Jacques Hnizdovsky, Ukrainian-American printmaker, painter, book illustrator and ex libris designer

Henri Matisse, French painter

Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter

Cyril Edward Power, British artist

Ken Sprague, English artist and activist

Folly Cove Designers American design collective

John Paige English artist and member of the Society of Wildlife Artists

Angie Hani artist in the American International School Of Kuwait, Famous Artist

M. C. Escher, Dutch artist known for his mathematically inspired works

John Steins, Canadian artist

Mark Andrew Webber, British Artist, Most famous for his Linocut Map Series of different cities. Also created the New Media Technique of Linomation, which is Hand carved Animation from linoleum.