Carol Summers (b. 1925) is an American printmaker who, along with artist LeonardBaskin, pioneered the “monumental” woodcut. Born in Kingston, New York, he studied at Bard College and the Art Students League. His work is characterized by its large scale, saturated fields of bold color, and semi-abstract treatment of landscapes from around the world. His pieces also have a distinct luminescence, achieved through a printmaking process the artist invented that incorporated mineral spirits. In 1972, after 47 years on the East Coast, he moved toBonny Doon, California, and his subject matter diversified to included moons, comets, sunny and starry skies, hearts, and flowers, all of which still remained tied to the landscape.