James Horton, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, is an instructor of art and graphic design, while also practicing letterpress book arts and printmaking. He has a particular interest in printing history, antique machinery and processes that played a key role in the history of graphic arts. He learned wood engraving from David Sander, author and artist, of one of the last commercial engraving companies in the US.
Jim is the hub of an international organization called the Wood Engravers’ Network (www.woodengravers.net). His work was recently published in the international anthology, An Engravers’ Globe (Primrose Hill Press, London). Jim is an honorary member of the British Society of Wood Engraving and is now included in the SWE traveling exhibitions. Jim teaches studio art at Hollander’s School of Book Arts, The John Campbell Folk School, Frogman’s Print & Paper Workshops and the Augusta Heritage Center, at Davis & Elkins College, WV.