Gaylord Schanilec (born 15 April 1955) is a notable American wood engraver , printer, designer and illustrator. He is the proprietor of the press Midnight Paper Sales, located in Stockholm, Wisconsin. Schanilec has used traditional wood engraving processes to create illustrations for hundreds of works.
Schanilec has set the standard for contemporary artist’s books over the last 30 years. His highly collected and unique fine press books explore his interests and experiences as well as his hometown landscape and community. From farming culture and the rivers of the Mississippi, to an exhaustive inventory of the 24 species of trees surrounding his Stockholm, Wisconsin home and studio, Schanilec’s wood engravings illustrate local landscapes, historical anecdotes and natural science investigations. Schanilec has also explored subjects far from home, including two books about New York City.