Julius J. Lankes(American, 1884-1960) noted artist, illustrator, engraver, woodcut print artist, author, lecturer, costume & scenery designer, and college professor primarily known for his woodcut prints and his artistic collaboration with friend and American poet Robert Frost (American, 1874-1963) whose friendship spanned over forty years.
Lankes was born in Buffalo, NY to parents of German heritage and graduated from the Buffalo Commercial and Electro-Mechanical Institute in 1902. From 1908-circa 1910, he studied at the Art Students League in Buffalo, NY. From 1912-13 he studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, under Philip Leslie Hale (American, 1865-1931) and William McGregor Paxton (American, 1869-1941), Boston, MA. He also studied with the artists Ernest Fosbery (Canadian, 1874-1960) and Mary B.W. Coxe (American, -1922).