In Memoriam: Paul Gentry (1954- 2020)

The artist who provided the astonishing woodcuts that grace the inside of the Timberline Review #9, Connections, was Paul Gentry. He passed away on August 30, 2020, at his home in Independence, Oregon.

The pieces in the Timberline Review were the last published in his lifetime. I feel fortunate to have worked with him and fortunate that the journal was printed soon enough that he could hold a copy in his hands.

Below is the biography that he provided for the Timberline Review:

PAUL GENTRY is a photographer, painter, engraver, and potter who has exhibited work at the Portland Art Museum, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Library of Congress, Guggenheim, and Whitney Museum of American Art. His wood engravings have appeared in numerous broad- sheets and books, including the Knopf anthologies The Art of Angling and Fishing Stories. He lives in Independence, Oregon, with his two cats.

Here is a loving profile of Paul Gentry by Henry Hughes.

Finally, here is my favorite of his prints in Issue #9.

“Great Blue” by Paul Gentry

–Maren Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
September 12, 2020