John DePol, Self-Portrait, 1989
This self-portrait is representative of DePol’s work in the later years of his life. The block on which his face appears is surrounded by some of his wood-engraving tools. The room is DePol’s studio, located in his home in Park Ridge, New Jersey. Behind the lamp shade is the 1855 Albion-style handpress (once owned by Bruce Rogers) that he used to proof many of his blocks. This self-portrait appeared on a keepsake made for the Gleeson Library Associates, University of San Francisco.