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Leonard Baskin

 (1922 - 2000)
Leonard Baskin was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York.  Leonard Baskin is known for Sculpture, painting, illustration, writing, printmaking.

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Leonard Baskin

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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 en  ...  Displaying 750 of 13817 characters.



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About  Leonard Baskin

Born:  1922 - New Brunswick, New Jersey
Died:   2000 - Northampton, Massachusetts
Known for:  Sculpture, painting, illustration, writing, printmaking