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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Leonard Baskin: Works on Paper

Mon, 07/30/2012

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Leonard Baskin: Works on Paper.  The exhibition, on view through November 11, 2012, features 16 prints and watercolors that highlight images of humanity, a central theme in Baskin’s works on paper.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

The Cummer is thrilled to present this survey of works by Leonard Baskin, a major figure in 20th Century American Art,” said Cummer Curator Holly Keris.  “His work remains timeless in its exploration of the concept of humanity, and it is a delight to see so many examples of his work pulled together for this exhibition.”         

Baskin (American, 1922-2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  He was an internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer and poet.  After studying with sculptor Maurice Glickman, and attending several universities, Baskin taught himself the art of printmaking at Yale University, which he attended on a scholarship. There, in 1942, he founded the Gehenna Press, a private fine art press that published more than 100 handcrafted artist books and portfolios during his

lifetime. In the 1940s and 1950s when movements such as abstract expressionism all but eliminated the human form in painting and sculpture, Baskin championed it. Through figuration, his overarching concern was to express the power and depth of the human condition at its most primal. 

For more information or for hi-res images of selected works, please contact Amy Chamberlin at (904) 899-6034 or achamberlin@cummer.org.  

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 109,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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Mon, 07/30/2012

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Leonard Baskin: Works on Paper.  The exhibition, on view through November 11, 2012, features 16 prints and watercolors that highlight images of humanity, a central theme in Baskin’s works on paper.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

The Cummer is thrilled to present this survey of works by Leonard Baskin, a major figure in 20th Century American Art,” said Cummer Curator Holly Keris.  “His work remains timeless in its exploration of the concept of humanity, and it is a delight to see so many examples of his work pulled together for this exhibition.”         

Baskin (American, 1922-2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  He was an internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer and poet.  After studying with sculptor Maurice Glickman, and attending several universities, Baskin taught himself the art of printmaking at Yale University, which he attended on a scholarship. There, in 1942, he founded the Gehenna Press, a private fine art press that published more than 100 handcrafted artist books and portfolios during his

lifetime. In the 1940s and 1950s when movements such as abstract expressionism all but eliminated the human form in painting and sculpture, Baskin championed it. Through figuration, his overarching concern was to express the power and depth of the human condition at its most primal. 

For more information or for hi-res images of selected works, please contact Amy Chamberlin at (904) 899-6034 or achamberlin@cummer.org.  

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 109,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Leonard Baskin: Works on Paper.  The exhibition, on view through November 11, 2012, features 16 prints and watercolors that highlight images of humanity, a central theme in Baskin’s works on paper.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

The Cummer is thrilled to present this survey of works by Leonard Baskin, a major figure in 20th Century American Art,” said Cummer Curator Holly Keris.  “His work remains timeless in its exploration of the concept of humanity, and it is a delight to see so many examples of his work pulled together for this exhibition.”         

Baskin (American, 1922-2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  He was an internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer and poet.  After studying with sculptor Maurice Glickman, and attending several universities, Baskin taught himself the art of printmaking at Yale University, which he attended on a scholarship. There, in 1942, he founded the Gehenna Press, a private fine art press that published more than 100 handcrafted artist books and portfolios during his

lifetime. In the 1940s and 1950s when movements such as abstract expressionism all but eliminated the human form in painting and sculpture, Baskin championed it. Through figuration, his overarching concern was to express the power and depth of the human condition at its most primal. 

For more information or for hi-res images of selected works, please contact Amy Chamberlin at (904) 899-6034 or achamberlin@cummer.org.  

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 109,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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Mon, 07/30/2012

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Leonard Baskin: Works on Paper.  The exhibition, on view through November 11, 2012, features 16 prints and watercolors that highlight images of humanity, a central theme in Baskin’s works on paper.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

The Cummer is thrilled to present this survey of works by Leonard Baskin, a major figure in 20th Century American Art,” said Cummer Curator Holly Keris.  “His work remains timeless in its exploration of the concept of humanity, and it is a delight to see so many examples of his work pulled together for this exhibition.”         

Baskin (American, 1922-2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  He was an internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer and poet.  After studying with sculptor Maurice Glickman, and attending several universities, Baskin taught himself the art of printmaking at Yale University, which he attended on a scholarship. There, in 1942, he founded the Gehenna Press, a private fine art press that published more than 100 handcrafted artist books and portfolios during his

lifetime. In the 1940s and 1950s when movements such as abstract expressionism all but eliminated the human form in painting and sculpture, Baskin championed it. Through figuration, his overarching concern was to express the power and depth of the human condition at its most primal. 

For more information or for hi-res images of selected works, please contact Amy Chamberlin at (904) 899-6034 or achamberlin@cummer.org.  

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 109,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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