Date of Award

December 2013

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Art History

First Advisor

Kenneth Bendiner

Second Advisor

Linda Brazeau


Art History, Elbridge, Kingsley, Landscape, Wood Cut, Wood Engraving


This is a graduate thesis catalog exploring the work of 19th wood engraver Elbridge Kingsley. Kingsley's contemporary influences are traced using primary sources and visual analysis. Kingsley's stylistic tendencies, in both his original and interpretive engravings, are linked to other 19th century American artists. A brief discussion of the history of wood engraving and its technique are included as it relates to the evolution of Kingsley's style, as evidenced in his published work and his prints for collectors.