Friday, August 10, 2012

Classic Films Stars Etched in Wood

Kantor includes mini biographies of his woodcut
subjects on his blog.

Artist and writer Loren Kantor creates woodcuts of classic Hollywood film stars. Kantor worked in the movie industry for 15 years and has written for TV and worked as an assistant director.

A few years ago, Kantor’s wife bought him a woodcutting set for his birthday. After viewing some online tutorials, Kantor started working in wood. It was slow going at first and he considers his early pieces fairly primitive compared with his work today.

Kantor’s favorite movie genre is Film Noir. Some of his favorite directors include Billy Wilder, John Houston, and Michael Curtiz. Kantor is currently working on a series of woodcuts that include carved images of Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, Robert Mitchum, and Richard Widmark.

For a comprehensive look at Kantor’s woodcuts, visit his blog.