Charles Meryon

Leonard Baskin

Charles Meryon, Prints by Leonard  Baskin
  • Baskin Charles Meryon
  • Baskin wood engraving
Savvy Price $185.00
Gallery Price $300.00
Charles Meryon
Leonard Baskin
Wood engraving on paper
138/ 175
Catalogue raisonne
Fern O'Sullivan #542, The Complete Prints of Leonard Baskin 1948-1983
Image size
7 1/2" height X 5 3/4" width
Single archival window mat, regular glass, stained walnut wood molding. Frame is a bit shabby.
Frame size
15" height X 12" width
"Baskin" in graphite at lower right margin
Date of creation
Published by
Gehenna Press, Northampton, Massachusetts
Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
About The Charles Meryon

One of 12 portraits from Laus Pictorum, Portraits of Nineteenth Century Artists

About Leonard Baskin
(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. 
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
  • William Morris, 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
  • Man of Peace, Prints by Leonard  Baskin







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