Wood engraving, a refinement of wood cuts, is one of the oldest methods of printing images. The technique has come in and out of fashion over the years. Perhaps the first artist to really make his name as a wood engraver was Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) but since then many notable artists have used the technique to great effect. These include names such as Gustav Dore, William James Linton, Claire Leighton and Eric Gill to name just a few. Modern wood engravers of note include Barry Moser, Andy English, Peter Reddick and Hilary Paynter.