Friends of Marin Center Gallery
Marin County's Floating World
Japanese-Style Prints of the Marin Landscape
By Tom Killion
On view March 16 through April 28, 2017
Killion grew up in Marin County on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints strongly influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock prints. This special exhibit honors Killion as the 2017 Cultural Treasure Award winner with 25 iconic works of Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley, the Golden Gate Bridge and more Marin landscapes.
The Marin Cultural Treasure Award recognizes an individual or individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to cultural life in Marin through outstanding service and support of Marin Center cultural programs and services.
Killion grew up in Marin County, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints strongly influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Along with publishing fine art letterpress books, Killion holds a PhD in African history from Stanford University and has taught history at several Bay Area universities. He is the founder of The Quail Press and his extensively illustrated books include 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais, The Coast of California, and Walls: A Journey Across Three Continents. Killion collaborated on The High Sierra of California, which was published in 2002 and Tamalpais Walking, published in 2009.
Killion has also been a longtime supporter of the Marin County Fair as an art judge and award winning exhibitor.
This exhibit is on display in the Friends of Marin Center Gallery, in the Marin Center Exhibit Hall. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm and select weekends when the room is not reserved.