Dictionary of


Art  &  Artist





 

 



Baskin Leonard

 

 


Leonard Baskin    Pages: 1


(1922 2000) was an American sculptor, book illustrator, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher.

Leonard Baskin was a first cousin of American modern dancer and choreographer, Sophie Maslow.

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.

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 "Sculptor" to Leonard Baskin. It was the penultimate poem in The Colossus (1960).

Leonard Baskin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, DC., (dedicated 1997), detailHis 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, MI.

His works are displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the British Museum, the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Vatican Museums.

Baskin died on June 3, 2000 at the age of 77.

 


Medea
1985

 

 

 


Self Portrait As a Priest

 


Self Portrait at 59
1982

 


Sibylla
1992

 


Job

 


Children and Still Life
1956

 


Untitled

 


Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman

 


My General

 


Self Portrait

 


Medea

 


The Women I

 


Second Post-Stroke Self Portrait: 13 May 1991

 


Sibyl
1992

 


The Raptors, No. 15

 


Mandrill (Baboon)
1951

 


Dulce et Decorum est pro Patria Mori
1991

 


Untitled

 


Man of Peace

 


Icarus

 


V. der Weyden

 


The Anatomist

 


Everyman
, 1960

 


Black and Red Raptor

 


Season's Song, Autumn Sunset

 


Season's Song, A Stag

 


Season's Song, Summer Landscape

 


FDR Memorial

 


Spencer Fullerton Baird, Study For Statue, Smithsonian Building, Washington, D.C.

 


Holocaust Memorial

 


Isaac

 


Thomas Eakins
1960

 


Owl

 


Glutted Death with Wings
1982

 


Head of Blake

 


Small Head
1967

 


Caprice
1963

 


Apothesis

 

Discuss Art

Please note: site admin does not answer any questions. This is our readers discussion only.

 
| privacy