Lankes, Julius J., 1884-1960.
Julius John (J.J.) Lankes was born in 1884 in Buffalo, New York. His father worked at a lumber mill, allowing the young Lankes to become familiar with a wide variety of wood as a child, which would serve his artistic career later in life. Lankes started as a draftsman working with patent drawings and later began working with woodcuts after studying at the Art Students' League of Buffalo and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Lankes illustrated works for authors such as Robert Frost and Beatrix Potter. He taught for several years at Wells College in Aurora, New York, and he served as head of technical illustrating of the reproduction section for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics from 1943-1950.
Lankes married Edee Maria Bartlett in 1914, and together they had four children. Lankes died on 22 April, 1960 in North Carolina and was buried in Buffalo, New York.
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Correspondence and related materials, mostly from H. Alfred Fowler of Kansas City, Mo. to J.J. Lankes, artist. Collection also includes some records and materials related to the Prairie Print Makers.