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Leonard Baskin

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One of six portraits published by Peregrin Press in San Francisco

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One of six portraits published by Peregrin Press in San Francisco

About the Artist (1922-2000) A highly respected draftsman, printmaker, 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 at the Educational Alliance, New York City, from 1937 to 1943. He had many influences at that time including Ossip Zadkine, Henri Laurens, and Alexander Archipenko. 

In 1949, he began to make wood engravings, and his attitude toward the nature of man grew more generalized, but no less moralistic or didactic. In style these works are closest to German Die Brucke prints. At this time he studied abroad at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris and the Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence. During this period, he became familiar with significant European art collections, many of which helped release in him the sculptural images he has since used. For many years, he was a professor of sculpture at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts." Excerpted from

Baskin’s sculpture, watercolors and prints are in the permanent collections of many of the major art venues of the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Vatican Museum in Rome. 
Culture USA
Style Figurative Expressionism
Medium Wood engraving on paper
Edition 138/ 175
Image size 3 1/2" height X 2 1/4" width
Frame Single archival window mat, regular glass, stained wood molding with black sight edge. Substantial wear to frame.
Frame size 15" height X 12" width
Signed "Baskin" at viewer's lower right margin in graphite. Printed at lower right is overlapping monogram "LB"
Date of creation 1960
Published by Peregrin Press
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
Provenance AS Hu
Other Works by Leonard Baskin
Odilon Redon, Prints by Leonard  Baskin Distention, Prints by Leonard  Baskin Bartleby, Prints by Leonard  Baskin Constantin Meunier, Prints by Leonard  Baskin The General, Prints by Leonard  Baskin Eugene Carriere, Prints by Leonard  Baskin New Year's Greeting, Prints by Leonard  Baskin Samuel Palmer, Prints by Leonard  Baskin Rodolphe Bresdin, Prints by Leonard  Baskin Pictor Ignotus, Prints by Leonard  Baskin Boar, Prints by Leonard  Baskin Charles Meryon, Prints by Leonard  Baskin Vittore Pisanello, Prints by Leonard  Baskin Thomas Eakins, Prints by Leonard  Baskin Blake, from Life Mask by Deville, Prints by Leonard  Baskin
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