Lyle B. Yeaton on the Art of Linocut Printmaking

I’ve been delving into the history of linocut and have a stack of books from the 1920’s and 1930’s on my desk. I can’t get this quote out of my head as I sit in front of an uncut block of lino contemplating my next project.

THE art of designing, cutting and printing linoleum blocks is easily mastered. No special skill is required, no long course of study is involved, and no material investment is needed for equipment. The primary requisites are good eyesight, a steady hand, and patience. (Yeaton 11)

Source: Yeaton, L. B. (1931). Linoleum Block Printing for the Amateur. New York: Yeaton Press. This book is in the public domain.