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Leonard Baskin Art

American, 1922-2000
LEONARD BASKIN Born 1922, New Jersey; died 2000. Leonard Baskin was born the son of a Rabbi. He was educated in art at the New School for Social Research in New York City and at Yale University. Baskin regarded himself primarily as a sculptor, though he also excelled in printmaking, watercolor, and painting. The artist's mostly figurative work was at odds with much of the art making of his generation, but it nonetheless earned an impressive following. Baskin is widely regarded as one of the foremost American sculptors of the twentieth century. Boldly embracing political and social issues, he made art that he felt could affect individuals profoundly at both a personal and archetypal level. He also ran a printing press, and his artist books are considered some of the most impressive in the medium. Baskin's sculptures, books, and works on paper are found in most serious and important public and private collections in the world including the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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Artist: Leonard Baskin
original etching
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original etching. Printed in 1984 on Cartiere Magnani paper at the atelier of Bruce Chandler in an edition of 1500. This work was executed by Leonard Baskin to illustrate the...
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1980s Expressionist Leonard Baskin Art

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Etching

Torso, Nude Signed Etching by Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Torso Leonard Baskin, American (1922–2000) Date: 1967 Etching, signed and numbered in pencil, dated in the plate Edition of HP Image Size: 10 x 8.75 inches Size: 20 x 15 in. (50.8 x ...
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1960s Leonard Baskin Art

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Etching

Original Lithograph Native American Figure Portrait Male Tribe Bold Stoic Signed
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Magpie Eagle Feathers" is an original lithograph proof for Fox Graphics signed by the artist Leonard Baskin. It depicts a Cheyenne man named Magpie Eagle Feathers in a black hat against a blue background. Artwork Size: 38 1/2" x 26 3/4" Frame Size: 49 3/4" x 37 1/2" Artist Bio: Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was an american artist born in New Jersey and taught art classes in Massachusetts. He has received many public commissions (including a bas relief for the FDR Memorial), honors, and his work is owned by many major museums around the world. Additionally, Baskin was a teacher at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. As a champion for human rights, Baskin created many pieces celebrating those who were seldom recognized. Baskin’s interest in nineteenth century Native Americans was roused into acute attendance from ignorant indifference, when the National Park Service asked him to provide illustrations for the handbook that described the then called “Custer National Park”, now called “Little Big...
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1990s Contemporary Leonard Baskin Art

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Lithograph, Ink

Original Lithograph Native American Female Figure Mystery Secret Society Signed
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Cheyenne Woman in the Robes of a Secret Society" is an original lithograph by Leonard Baskin. It depicts a Native American woman in pale green robes. The title is written on the lef...
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1990s Leonard Baskin Art

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Lithograph, Ink

Chief American Horse - Oglalla Sioux, Lithograph by Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Leonard Baskin Title: Chief American Horse - Oglalla Sioux Year: 1973 Medium: Lithograph, Signed and Numbered in pencil Edition: 100 Size: 41 x 30 inches
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1970s Expressionist Leonard Baskin Art

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Lithograph

Leonard Baskin Woodblock Broadside Print Woodcut Vintage Poster in Red and Black
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Surfside, FL
This is an original gallery show poster the Boris Mirsky Gallery, Newbury St. Boston. titled Sculpture Prints Drawings. It is dated 1962. it is in red and black. Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922 – June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher. Baskin was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While he was a student at Yale University, he founded Gehenna Press, a small private press specializing in fine book production. From 1953 until 1974, he taught printmaking and sculpture at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Subsequently Baskin also taught at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He lived most of his life in the U.S., but spent nine years in Devon at Lurley Manor, Lurley, near Tiverton, close to his friend Ted Hughes, for whom he illustrated Crow. Sylvia Plath dedicated Sculpto to Leonard Baskin in her famous work, The Colossus and Other Poems (1960). The Funeral Contege (1997) bronze, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C. His public commissions include a bas relief for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and a bronze statue of a seated figure, erected in 1994 for the Holocaust Memorial in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His works are owned by many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art and the Vatican Museums. The archive of his work at the Gehenna Press was acquired by the Bodleian Library at Oxford, England, in 2009. The McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario owns over 200 of his works (some religious and biblical), most of which were donated by his brother Rabbi Bernard Baskin. In 1955, he was one of eleven New York artists featured in the opening exhibition at the Terrain Gallery, they showed many great artists, Chaim Koppelman, for many years, headed the gallery's Print Division; printmakers such as Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Robert Conover...
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1960s Modern Leonard Baskin Art

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Woodcut

Original Lithograph Native American Female Figure Portrait Bold Stoic Signed
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Sophie-Broncheau" is an original lithograph by Leonard Baskin. This is a proof purchased directly from the artist. Baskin signed the work in the lower right margin and labelled the ...
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1990s Leonard Baskin Art

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Lithograph, Ink

Original Lithograph Native American Female Figure Portrait Bold Stoic Signed
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Helen Goes Ahead- Crow" is an original lithograph proof signed by the artist Leonard Baskin. It depicts a Crow woman named Helen Goes Ahead in front of a red background. 19" x 12 ...
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1990s Expressionist Leonard Baskin Art

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Lithograph, Ink

Original Lithograph Native American Figure Portrait Male Tribe Bold Stoic Signed
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Little Crow-Sioux" is an original lithograph created by Leonard Baskin. This is a proof purchased directly from the artist. Baskin signed the work in the lower right margin and lab...
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1990s Post-Modern Leonard Baskin Art

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Lithograph, Ink

Original Lithograph Native American Male Figure Geronimo Portrait Tribe Signed
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Geronimo - Apache" is an original color lithograph by Leonard Baskin. TThis is a proof purchased directly from the artist. Baskin signed the work in the lower right margin and label...
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1990s Leonard Baskin Art

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Lithograph, Ink

Original Lithograph Native American Figure Portrait Male Tribe Bold Stoic Signed
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Red Cloud-Oglala" is an original color lithograph by Leonard Baskin. It is an artists proof, and signed in the lower right under the image. It is a portrait of one of the most well ...
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1990s Leonard Baskin Art

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Lithograph

Chief Wets It - Assinnboine, Lithograph by Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Leonard Baskin, American (1922 - 2000) Title: Chief Wets It - Assinnboine Year: 1972 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 160 Size: 35 in. x 25 in. (88...
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1970s Expressionist Leonard Baskin Art

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Lithograph

original etching
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original etching. Printed in 1984 on Cartiere Magnani paper at the atelier of Bruce Chandler in an edition of 1500. This work was executed by Leonard Baskin to illustrate the Arthur Miller classic "Death of a Salesman...
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1980s Expressionist Leonard Baskin Art

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Etching

Leonard Baskin Woodblock Broadside Print Woodcut Vintage Poster in Red and Black
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Surfside, FL
This is an original gallery show poster the Boris Mirsky Gallery, Newbury St. Boston. titled Sculpture Prints Drawings. It is dated 1962. it is in red and black. Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922 – June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher. Baskin was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While he was a student at Yale University, he founded Gehenna Press, a small private press specializing in fine book production. From 1953 until 1974, he taught printmaking and sculpture at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Subsequently Baskin also taught at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He lived most of his life in the U.S., but spent nine years in Devon at Lurley Manor, Lurley, near Tiverton, close to his friend Ted Hughes, for whom he illustrated Crow. Sylvia Plath dedicated Sculpto to Leonard Baskin in her famous work, The Colossus and Other Poems (1960). The Funeral Contege (1997) bronze, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C. His public commissions include a bas relief for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and a bronze statue of a seated figure, erected in 1994 for the Holocaust Memorial in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His works are owned by many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art and the Vatican Museums. The archive of his work at the Gehenna Press was acquired by the Bodleian Library at Oxford, England, in 2009. The McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario owns over 200 of his works (some religious and biblical), most of which were donated by his brother Rabbi Bernard Baskin. In 1955, he was one of eleven New York artists featured in the opening exhibition at the Terrain Gallery, they showed many great artists, Chaim Koppelman, for many years, headed the gallery's Print Division; printmakers such as Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Robert Conover...
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1960s Modern Leonard Baskin Art

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Woodcut

Spies on His Enemies - Crow, Lithograph by Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Leonard Baskin, American (1922 - 2000) Title: Spies on his Enemies - Crow Year: 1972 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 160, AP Image Size: 32 x 22.5 ...
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1970s Expressionist Leonard Baskin Art

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Lithograph

original etching
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original etching. Printed in 1984 on Cartiere Magnani paper at the atelier of Bruce Chandler in an edition of 1500. This work was executed by ...
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1980s Expressionist Leonard Baskin Art

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Etching

original etching
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original etching. Printed in 1984 on Cartiere Magnani paper at the atelier of Bruce Chandler in an edition of 1500. This work was executed by Leonard Baskin to illustrate the Arthur Miller classic "Death of a Salesman...
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1980s Expressionist Leonard Baskin Art

Materials

Etching

original etching
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original etching. Printed in 1984 on Cartiere Magnani paper at the atelier of Bruce Chandler in an edition of 1500. This work was executed by Leonard Baskin to illustrate the Arthur Miller classic "Death of a Salesman...
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1980s Expressionist Leonard Baskin Art

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Etching

Leonard Baskin Abstract Woodcut, Signed
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Larchmont, NY
Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) Untitled, Late 20th Century Woodcut Framed: 32 x 24 1/4 x 1/4 in. Edition 26/50 Signed and numbered lower right A highly respected draftsman, printmaker, ...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Leonard Baskin Art

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Woodcut

Leonard Baskin Beautiful Abstracted Figure Wood Engraving
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Larchmont, NY
Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) Death of the Laureate, `1957 Wood Engraving Framed: 18 1/2 x 18 in. Signed and inscribed bottom: Death of the Laureate, Ed. 20, For Walter [Rosenblum], Leo...
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1950s American Modern Leonard Baskin Art

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Engraving

Original Lithograph Native American Figure Portrait Male Tribe Bold Stoic Signed
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Kill Spotted Horse" is an original lithograph created by Leonard Baskin. It was published by Fox Graphics. This is a proof purchased directly from the artist. Baskin signed the work in the lower right margin and labelled the work as a proof in the lower left margin, written with graphite. It depicts Kill Spotted Horse, an Assinniboine Native American, in a feather headdress against a light blue background.  Artwork Size: 15" x 13 1/2" Frame Size: 27 1/2" x 26 3/8" Artist Bio: Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was an american artist born in New Jersey and taught art classes in Massachusetts. He has received many public commissions (including a bas relief for the FDR Memorial), honors, and his work is owned by many major museums around the world. Additionally, Baskin was a teacher at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. As a champion for human rights, Baskin created many pieces celebrating those who were seldom recognized.  Baskin’s interest in nineteenth century Native Americans was roused into acute attendance from ignorant indifference, when the National Park Service asked him to provide illustrations for the handbook that described the then called “Custer National Park”, now called “Little Big...
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1990s Contemporary Leonard Baskin Art

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Lithograph, Ink

Rare Leonard Baskin Watercolor Illustration "Five Scrolls" Judaica Hebrew
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Surfside, FL
Original Illustration for Five Scrolls. Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922 – June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and ...
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20th Century Modern Leonard Baskin Art

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Watercolor

Leonard Baskin Watercolor Ink Illustration Painting Darkened Man, Nude with Bird
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Surfside, FL
Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000) ink and gouache drawing on paper titled "Darkened Man", signed lower right, circa 1957. Provenance: Grace Borgenicht gallery, Jeffrey M. Kaplan collection. bears label verso Art: 31" H x 22" W; Frame: 36" H x 27" W. Leonard Baskin was an American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher. Baskin was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While he was a student at Yale University, he founded Gehenna Press, a small private press specializing in fine book production. From 1953 until 1974, he taught printmaking and sculpture at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Subsequently Baskin also taught at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He lived most of his life in the U.S., but spent nine years in Devon at Lurley Manor, Lurley, near Tiverton, close to his friend Ted Hughes, for whom he illustrated Crow. Sylvia Plath dedicated Sculpto to Leonard Baskin in her famous work, The Colossus and Other Poems (1960). The Funeral Contege (1997) bronze, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C. His public commissions include a bas relief for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and a bronze statue of a seated figure, erected in 1994 for the Holocaust Memorial in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His works are owned by many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art and the Vatican Museums. The archive of his work at the Gehenna Press was acquired by the Bodleian Library at Oxford, England, in 2009. The McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario owns over 200 of his works (some religious and biblical), most of which were donated by his brother Rabbi Bernard Baskin. He was included in the MoMA show, Summer Exhibition: New Acquisitions; Recent American Prints, 1947–1953; Katherine S. Dreier Bequest; Kuniyoshi and Spencer; Expressionism in Germany; Varieties of Realism along with Alexander Archipenko, Francis Bacon, Balthus, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Eugene Berman, Reg Butler, Lovis Corinth, Andre Derain, Otto Dix, Raoul Dufy, Max Ernst, Lucian Freud, George Grosz, Alexei Jawlensky, Oskar Kokoschka, Roberto Matta, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp and more. In 1955, he was one of eleven New York artists featured in the opening exhibition at the Terrain Gallery, they showed many great artists, Chaim Koppelman, for many years, headed the gallery's Print Division; printmakers such as Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Robert Conover, Edmond Casarella, Vincent Longo, and Nicholas Krushenick were frequent exhibitors. the gallery has represented many well-known artists, including Richard Anuszkiewicz, Robert Blackburn, Lois Dodd, William King, Chaim and Dorothy Koppelman, Roy Lichtenstein, Harold Krisel...
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1950s Modern Leonard Baskin Art

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India Ink, Watercolor

'Peter Breughel' Original Etching, Signed in Pencil
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The present artwork is an original etching by American artist Leonard Baskin. Here, he presents a portrait of the Flemish Renaissance artist Peter Breughel the Elder in profile, executed after the engraving by Johannes Wierix published in 1572 by Volcxken Diericx and Hieronymus Cock. In the portrait, Baskin displays a love of line and texture, using the etching technique to exaggerate and draw attention to the wrinkles of the face, while leaving the hair and clothing like a study or sketch. Like in the work of contemporary artist Claude Weisbuch, the result for Baskin is an image that recalls the old masters and displays the mastery of contemporary printmakers, but that also places mid-century formal concerns at the forefront of portraiture and figuration. etching in black in on Rives paper 17.5 x 17.5 inches, plate 29.75 x 22 inches, sheet 33.5 x 25.88 inches, frame Entitled "Breughel" in pencil, lower left Edition 9/50 in pencil, lower center Signed in pencil, lower right "PB" in the plate, upper left "PB" in the plate, upper right (faint) Label for Irving Galleries, Milwaukee on reverse Label for David Barnett Gallery on reverse Framed behind glass in a distressed cassetta-style moulding Artwork in overall good condition; general toning to the paper; some scattered foxing; frame in good condition with some losses to finished surface revealing white ground Born in 1922 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin was reared in Brooklyn, New York. The son of a Rabbi, Baskin was educated at a yeshiva (Jewish religious college), which had a profound effect on his aesthetic. Committed to art at an early age, Baskin had his first exhibition. of sculpture, at the Glickman Studio Gallery, New York, at the age of seventeen. He studied at Yale University from 1941 to 1943 and received his B.A. at the New School for Social Research in 1949. Baskin spent 1950 and 1951 abroad, studying in Paris and Florence. In 1953 he began teaching printmaking and sculpture at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1974. It was while he was at Smith College that he founded Gehenna Press, a small private press specializing in fine book production. He moved to England in 1974 and stayed till 1983 when he returned to America.. These nine years were enormously productive and besides sculptures he created a fine selection of prints and paintings. Baskin became intrigued by Greek history, philosophy and mythology at an early age and this study inspired many of his sculptures and paintings. Other influences were early 20th century sculptors, notably Ernst Barlach Leonard Baskin was one of the universal artists of the 20th century. He was a sculptor of renown. He was a writer and illustrator of books ranging from the bible to children's' stories and natural history. He was a talented water-colourist and a superb, prolific print-maker. His prints ranged from woodcuts through lithography and etching; his subjects covered portraits...
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1960s Old Masters Leonard Baskin Art

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Paper, Etching

Rare Leonard Baskin Watercolor Seasons Song: Deer Illus. Ted Hughes Poem
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Surfside, FL
Original Illustration for Ted Hughes book of Poetry Seasons Song. color is somewhere in between the two photos a bit towards the lighter side. hard to photograph because it is behind glass. Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922 – June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher. Baskin was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While he was a student at Yale University, he founded Gehenna Press, a small private press specializing in fine book production. From 1953 until 1974, he taught printmaking and sculpture at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Subsequently Baskin also taught at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He lived most of his life in the U.S., but spent nine years in Devon at Lurley Manor, Lurley, near Tiverton, close to his friend Ted Hughes, for whom he illustrated Crow. Sylvia Plath...
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20th Century Modern Leonard Baskin Art

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Watercolor

Iris ( 1 )
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Leonard Baskin, 'Iris ( 1 )', etching, 1988, artist proof before the edition of 10, outside the book edition. Signed and annotated 'proof' in pencil. A fine, richly-inked impression,...
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1980s Impressionist Leonard Baskin Art

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Etching

Iris (5)
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Leonard Baskin, 'Iris ( 5 )', etching, 1988, artist proof before the edition of 10, outside the book edition. Signed and annotated 'proof' in pencil. A fine impression, with expertly...
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1980s Impressionist Leonard Baskin Art

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Etching

Bronze Sculpture Relief Rhinoceros with Tree American Modernist Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Surfside, FL
Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) Fruitfulness From Permanence signed, edition 3/8 Bronze, 1967 19.5 X 16 X 1.5 inches The inspiration for this work was a Bernini sculpture Elephant Carrying Obelisk, a 17th century commission outside an ancient temple dedicated to Minerva the goddess of wisdom. It was one of several works from 1967 on a theme of continuity Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922 – June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher. Baskin was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While he was a student at Yale University, he founded Gehenna Press, a small private press specializing in fine book production. From 1953 until 1974, he taught printmaking and sculpture at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Subsequently Baskin also taught at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He lived most of his life in the U.S., but spent nine years in Devon at Lurley Manor, Lurley, near Tiverton, close to his friend Ted Hughes, for whom he illustrated Crow. Sylvia Plath dedicated Sculpto to Leonard Baskin in her famous work, The Colossus and Other Poems (1960). The Funeral Contege (1997) bronze, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C. His public commissions include a bas relief for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and a bronze statue of a seated figure, erected in 1994 for the Holocaust Memorial in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His works are owned by many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art and the Vatican Museums. The archive of his work at the Gehenna Press was acquired by the Bodleian Library at Oxford, England, in 2009. The McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario owns over 200 of his works (some religious and biblical), most of which were donated by his brother Rabbi Bernard Baskin. Contemporary Religious Imagery in American Art. Catalog for an exhibition held at the Ringling Museum of Art, March 1-31, 1974. Artists represented: David Aronson, Leonard Baskin, Max Beckmann, Hyman Bloom, Fernando Botero, Paul Cadmus, Marvin Cherney, Arthur G. Dove, Philip Evergood, Adolph Gottlieb, Jonah Kinigstein, Arman, Rico Lebrun, Jack Levine, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Abraham Rattner, Ben Shahn, Mark Tobey, Max Weber, William Zorach and others.In 1955, he was one of eleven New York artists featured in the opening exhibition at the Terrain Gallery, they showed many great artists, Chaim Koppelman, for many years, headed the gallery's Print Division; printmakers such as Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Robert Conover, Edmond...
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20th Century Modern Leonard Baskin Art

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture Figure with Beast American Modernist Leonard Baskin Museum Art
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Surfside, FL
Leonard Baskin, American 1922-2000 Homage to the Un-American Activities Committee Bronze relief sculpture plaque This is not editioned, nor signed or numbered, on the piece but according to the catalog there was 12 or less. A number of these are in museum and university art collections and one of them was exhibited at MoMA NY. This was done to commemorate the communist witch hunts of the Mccarthy era. An important, historic piece. Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922 – June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher. Baskin was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While he was a student at Yale University, he founded Gehenna Press, a small private press specializing in fine, small edition, book production. From 1953 until 1974, he taught printmaking and sculpture at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Subsequently Baskin also taught at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He lived most of his life in the U.S., but spent nine years in Devon at Lurley Manor, Lurley, near Tiverton, close to his friend Ted Hughes, for whom he illustrated Crow. Sylvia Plath dedicated Sculpto to Leonard Baskin in her famous work, The Colossus and Other Poems (1960). The Funeral Cortege (1997) bronze, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C. His public commissions include a bas relief for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and a bronze statue of a seated figure, erected in 1994 for the Holocaust Memorial in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His works are owned by many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art and the Vatican Museums. The archive of his signed work at the Gehenna Press was acquired by the Bodleian Library at Oxford, England, in 2009. The McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario owns over 200 of his works (some religious and biblical), most of which were donated by his brother Rabbi Bernard Baskin. Contemporary Religious Imagery in American Art. Catalog for an exhibition held at the Ringling Museum of Art, March 1-31, 1974. Artists represented: David Aronson, Leonard Baskin, Max Beckmann, Hyman Bloom, Fernando Botero, Paul Cadmus, Marvin Cherney, Arthur G. Dove, Philip Evergood, Adolph Gottlieb, Jonah Kinigstein, Arman, Rico Lebrun, Jack Levine, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Abraham Rattner, Ben Shahn, Mark Tobey, Max Weber, William Zorach and others.In 1955, he was one of eleven New York artists featured in the opening exhibition at the Terrain Gallery, they showed many great artists, Chaim Koppelman, for many years, headed the gallery's Print Division; printmakers such as Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Robert Conover, Edmond Casarella...
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1950s Modern Leonard Baskin Art

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Bronze

Leonard Baskin Plate Signed Illustration Print American Modernist Lithograph
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Surfside, FL
Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922 – June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher. Baskin was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While he was a student at Yale University, he founded Gehenna Press, a small private press specializing in fine book production. From 1953 until 1974, he taught printmaking and sculpture at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Subsequently Baskin also taught at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He lived most of his life in the U.S., but spent nine years in Devon at Lurley Manor, Lurley, near Tiverton, close to his friend Ted Hughes, for whom he illustrated Crow. Sylvia Plath dedicated Sculpto to Leonard Baskin in her famous work, The Colossus and Other Poems (1960). The Funeral Contege (1997) bronze, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C. His public commissions include a bas relief for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and a bronze statue of a seated figure, erected in 1994 for the Holocaust Memorial in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His works are owned by many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art and the Vatican Museums. The archive of his work at the Gehenna Press was acquired by the Bodleian Library at Oxford, England, in 2009. The McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario owns over 200 of his works (some religious and biblical), most of which were donated by his brother Rabbi Bernard Baskin. In 1955, he was one of eleven New York artists featured in the opening exhibition at the Terrain Gallery, they showed many great artists, Chaim Koppelman, for many years, headed the gallery's Print Division; printmakers such as Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Robert Conover, Edmond...
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20th Century Modern Leonard Baskin Art

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Black and White, Lithograph

"Warthog, " Drypoint Etching by Leonard Baskin, 1969
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
This drypoint etching was created by American artist Leonard Baskin. Baskin is well known for his somewhat grotesque, intricate, surreal drawings and natural subject matter. This etc...
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1970s Surrealist Leonard Baskin Art

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Drypoint, Etching

Ars Anatomica. A Medical Fantasia.
By Leonard Baskin
Located in New York, NY
Illustrated with 13 drawings by Leonard Baskin. Large Folio in cloth-backed portfolio in cardboard slipcase. New York: Medicina Rara, 1972. One of 2500 copies (there were 300 copi...
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1970s Leonard Baskin Art

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Paper

"Betrayal, " Woodcut Print on Rice Paper by Leonard Baskin, 1969
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
This woodcut print on rice paper was created by American artist Leonard Baskin. Baskin is well known for his somewhat grotesque, intricate, surreal drawings and natural subject matte...
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1960s Surrealist Leonard Baskin Art

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Woodcut

"Homage to Gene Debs, " Woodcut Print on Rice Paper by Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
This woodcut print was created by American artist Leonard Baskin. Baskin is well known for his somewhat grotesque, intricate, surreal drawings and natural subject matter. This print ...
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1940s Surrealist Leonard Baskin Art

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Rice Paper, Woodcut

"Custos Morum (Guardian of Morals)" Woodcut Print on Rice Paper, circa 1950
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
This woodcut print was created by American artist Leonard Baskin. Baskin is well known for his somewhat grotesque, intricate, surreal drawings and natural subject matter. This print ...
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1950s Surrealist Leonard Baskin Art

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Rice Paper, Woodcut

Self Portrait, Woodcut by Leonard Baskin 1956
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Leonard Baskin Title: Self Portrait - "L.B. AE T. S" Year: 1956 Medium: Woodcut, Signed and Numbered in pencil Edition: 150 Size: 35.5 x 24 inches
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1950s Expressionist Leonard Baskin Art

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Woodcut

Portrait
By Leonard Baskin
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "Portrait" c.1970 is an original etching on Arches paper by noted American artist Leonard Baskin, 1922-2000. It is signed and numbered 92/100 in pencil by the artist. The plate mark size is 17.75 x 17.65 inches, sheet size is 29.75 x 22 inches. It is in very good condition, the edge of the sheet is slightly toned, see picture #5 for detail. About the artist. A highly respected draftsman, print maker, teacher, and sculptor, Leonard Baskin had the ability to depict in an abstract style man and his relation to the world. Whether working with bronze or wood or two-dimensional mediums, his focus remained on large heroic, but flawed human beings who at times recall photographic images of concentration-camp victims or birds with human bodies that suggest mythological forms. Born in 1922 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin studied sculpture with Maurice Glickman...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Leonard Baskin Art

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Etching

"Self Portrait, " Woodcut Print on Rice Paper by Leonard Baskin, circa 1950
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
This woodcut print was created by American artist Leonard Baskin. Baskin is well known for his somewhat grotesque, intricate, surreal drawings and natural subject matter. This print ...
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1950s Surrealist Leonard Baskin Art

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Rice Paper, Woodcut

"Push Aside - Comanche, " Original Lithograph Portrait signed by Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Push Aside - Comanche" is an original lithograph by Leonard Baskin. This is a proof for Fox Graphics before publication. The artist signed the piece in the lower right. This piece d...
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1990s Leonard Baskin Art

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Lithograph

Rennaissance Princess
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Carmel-by-the-sea, CA
A portrait bust bronze sculpture with Gothic undertones.
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21st Century and Contemporary Leonard Baskin Art

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Bronze

"Dierdre, " Woodcut Print on Rice Paper by Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
This woodcut print was created by American artist Leonard Baskin. Baskin is well known for his somewhat grotesque, intricate, surreal drawings and natural subject matter. This print ...
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1950s Surrealist Leonard Baskin Art

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Woodcut, Rice Paper

"The Football Player, " Woodcut Print on Rice Paper by Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
This woodcut print was created by American artist Leonard Baskin. Baskin is well known for his somewhat grotesque, intricate, surreal drawings and natural subject matter. This print ...
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1950s Surrealist Leonard Baskin Art

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Woodcut, Rice Paper

"Portrait of an Irishman, " Woodcut Print on Rice Paper, circa 1952
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
This woodcut print was created by American artist Leonard Baskin. Baskin is well known for his somewhat grotesque, intricate, surreal drawings and natural subject matter. This print ...
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1950s Surrealist Leonard Baskin Art

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Rice Paper, Woodcut

"French Prawn, " Woodcut Print on Rice Paper by Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
This woodcut print was created by American artist Leonard Baskin. Baskin is well known for his somewhat grotesque, intricate, surreal drawings and natural subject matter. This print ...
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1950s Surrealist Leonard Baskin Art

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Woodcut, Rice Paper

"Mabuse, " Woodcut Print on Rice Paper, circa 1950 by Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
This woodcut print was created by American artist Leonard Baskin. Baskin is well known for his somewhat grotesque, intricate, surreal drawings and natural subject matter. This print ...
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1950s Surrealist Leonard Baskin Art

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Woodcut, Rice Paper

EDWARD MUNCH JAN.23.1944
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Portland, ME
Baskin, Leonard. EDWARD MUNCH JAN.23.1944. Woodcut with hand-coloring, 1990. Signed, titled and dated within the printed sheet, and inscribed "AP" and si...
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1990s Leonard Baskin Art

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Woodcut

"Fiorentino, " Woodcut Print on Rice Paper, circa 1950 by Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
This woodcut print was created by American artist Leonard Baskin. Baskin is well known for his somewhat grotesque, intricate, surreal drawings and natural subject matter. This print ...
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1950s Surrealist Leonard Baskin Art

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Rice Paper, Woodcut

Self Portrait-L.B. AET 56
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Color woodcut printed in black and green Signed in pencil lower right Edition: 150 (97/150) Sheet: 35 5/8 x 22 3/4"; Image: 32 x 22”
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1970s Leonard Baskin Art

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Woodcut

Grotesque, Surrealist Ink Drawing on Paper by Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Leonard Baskin, American (1922 - 2000) Title: Grotesque Year: 1969 Medium: Ink on Paper, signed Size: 40 in. x 27.5 in. (101.6 cm x 69.85 cm) Frame Size: 45 x 32 inches
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1960s Surrealist Leonard Baskin Art

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Paper, Ink

MANTEGNA AT EREMTIANI
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Portland, ME
Baskin, Leonard. MANTEGNA AT EREMTIANI. F/O'S 181. Woodcut, 1952. Artist's Proof (edition size, if any, not known). Inscribed "Artist's Proof" and signed in pencil. 19 x 28 inches. I...
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1950s American Modern Leonard Baskin Art

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Woodcut

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