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Leonard Baskin: Works on Paper

Event Details:
July 17, 2012 - November 11, 2012
Location: The Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Millner Gallery

Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 – 2000), Self Portrait at Age 44, 1966, etching, image: 5 7/8 x 6 in., Gift of Mr. H. Shickman, Shickman Gallery, New York, AG.1968.3.1.

An internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer, and poet, Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  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.  This exhibition of works on paper, selected from the Museum’s holdings as well as a private collection, highlights images of humanity.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin grew up in Brooklyn under the strict tutelage of his rabbi father, which gave him a rich classical education.  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.  Primarily known as a sculptor, Baskin rapidly gained international recognition as a printmaker and book designer.  He worked as professor at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts from 1953 to 1974. 

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Tue, 07/17/2012 - Sun, 11/11/2012
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The Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Millner Gallery
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Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 – 2000), Self Portrait at Age 44, 1966, etching, image: 5 7/8 x 6 in., Gift of Mr. H. Shickman, Shickman Gallery, New York, AG.1968.3.1.

An internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer, and poet, Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  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.  This exhibition of works on paper, selected from the Museum’s holdings as well as a private collection, highlights images of humanity.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin grew up in Brooklyn under the strict tutelage of his rabbi father, which gave him a rich classical education.  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.  Primarily known as a sculptor, Baskin rapidly gained international recognition as a printmaker and book designer.  He worked as professor at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts from 1953 to 1974. 

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Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 – 2000), Self Portrait at Age 44, 1966, etching, image: 5 7/8 x 6 in., Gift of Mr. H. Shickman, Shickman Gallery, New York, AG.1968.3.1.

An internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer, and poet, Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  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.  This exhibition of works on paper, selected from the Museum’s holdings as well as a private collection, highlights images of humanity.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin grew up in Brooklyn under the strict tutelage of his rabbi father, which gave him a rich classical education.  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.  Primarily known as a sculptor, Baskin rapidly gained international recognition as a printmaker and book designer.  He worked as professor at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts from 1953 to 1974. 

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Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 – 2000), Self Portrait at Age 44, 1966, etching, image: 5 7/8 x 6 in., Gift of Mr. H. Shickman, Shickman Gallery, New York, AG.1968.3.1.

An internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer, and poet, Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  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.  This exhibition of works on paper, selected from the Museum’s holdings as well as a private collection, highlights images of humanity.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin grew up in Brooklyn under the strict tutelage of his rabbi father, which gave him a rich classical education.  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.  Primarily known as a sculptor, Baskin rapidly gained international recognition as a printmaker and book designer.  He worked as professor at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts from 1953 to 1974. 

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Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 – 2000), Self Portrait at Age 44, 1966, etching, image: 5 7/8 x 6 in., Gift of Mr. H. Shickman, Shickman Gallery, New York, AG.1968.3.1.

An internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer, and poet, Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  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.  This exhibition of works on paper, selected from the Museum’s holdings as well as a private collection, highlights images of humanity.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin grew up in Brooklyn under the strict tutelage of his rabbi father, which gave him a rich classical education.  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.  Primarily known as a sculptor, Baskin rapidly gained international recognition as a printmaker and book designer.  He worked as professor at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts from 1953 to 1974. 

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Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 – 2000), Self Portrait at Age 44, 1966, etching, image: 5 7/8 x 6 in., Gift of Mr. H. Shickman, Shickman Gallery, New York, AG.1968.3.1.

An internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer, and poet, Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  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.  This exhibition of works on paper, selected from the Museum’s holdings as well as a private collection, highlights images of humanity.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin grew up in Brooklyn under the strict tutelage of his rabbi father, which gave him a rich classical education.  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.  Primarily known as a sculptor, Baskin rapidly gained international recognition as a printmaker and book designer.  He worked as professor at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts from 1953 to 1974. 

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Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 – 2000), Self Portrait at Age 44, 1966, etching, image: 5 7/8 x 6 in., Gift of Mr. H. Shickman, Shickman Gallery, New York, AG.1968.3.1.

An internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer, and poet, Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  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.  This exhibition of works on paper, selected from the Museum’s holdings as well as a private collection, highlights images of humanity.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin grew up in Brooklyn under the strict tutelage of his rabbi father, which gave him a rich classical education.  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.  Primarily known as a sculptor, Baskin rapidly gained international recognition as a printmaker and book designer.  He worked as professor at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts from 1953 to 1974. 

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Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 – 2000), Self Portrait at Age 44, 1966, etching, image: 5 7/8 x 6 in., Gift of Mr. H. Shickman, Shickman Gallery, New York, AG.1968.3.1.

An internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer, and poet, Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  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.  This exhibition of works on paper, selected from the Museum’s holdings as well as a private collection, highlights images of humanity.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin grew up in Brooklyn under the strict tutelage of his rabbi father, which gave him a rich classical education.  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.  Primarily known as a sculptor, Baskin rapidly gained international recognition as a printmaker and book designer.  He worked as professor at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts from 1953 to 1974. 

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Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 – 2000), Self Portrait at Age 44, 1966, etching, image: 5 7/8 x 6 in., Gift of Mr. H. Shickman, Shickman Gallery, New York, AG.1968.3.1.

An internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer, and poet, Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  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.  This exhibition of works on paper, selected from the Museum’s holdings as well as a private collection, highlights images of humanity.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin grew up in Brooklyn under the strict tutelage of his rabbi father, which gave him a rich classical education.  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.  Primarily known as a sculptor, Baskin rapidly gained international recognition as a printmaker and book designer.  He worked as professor at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts from 1953 to 1974. 

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Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 – 2000), Self Portrait at Age 44, 1966, etching, image: 5 7/8 x 6 in., Gift of Mr. H. Shickman, Shickman Gallery, New York, AG.1968.3.1.

An internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer, and poet, Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  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.  This exhibition of works on paper, selected from the Museum’s holdings as well as a private collection, highlights images of humanity.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin grew up in Brooklyn under the strict tutelage of his rabbi father, which gave him a rich classical education.  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.  Primarily known as a sculptor, Baskin rapidly gained international recognition as a printmaker and book designer.  He worked as professor at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts from 1953 to 1974. 

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Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 – 2000), Self Portrait at Age 44, 1966, etching, image: 5 7/8 x 6 in., Gift of Mr. H. Shickman, Shickman Gallery, New York, AG.1968.3.1.

An internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer, and poet, Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  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.  This exhibition of works on paper, selected from the Museum’s holdings as well as a private collection, highlights images of humanity.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin grew up in Brooklyn under the strict tutelage of his rabbi father, which gave him a rich classical education.  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.  Primarily known as a sculptor, Baskin rapidly gained international recognition as a printmaker and book designer.  He worked as professor at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts from 1953 to 1974. 

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Exhibitions
Event Start Date: 
Tue, 07/17/2012 - Sun, 11/11/2012
Event Location: 
The Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Millner Gallery
Summary: 
<p>This dynamic works on paper exhibition, includes 16 watercolors, woodcuts and etchings by Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000).&nbsp;&nbsp;The prints are a nice juxaposition between works on loan to the Museum from a private collection and the Museum&#39;s permanent collection.&nbsp;</p>

Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 – 2000), Self Portrait at Age 44, 1966, etching, image: 5 7/8 x 6 in., Gift of Mr. H. Shickman, Shickman Gallery, New York, AG.1968.3.1.

An internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer, and poet, Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.  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.  This exhibition of works on paper, selected from the Museum’s holdings as well as a private collection, highlights images of humanity.  The poignancy of Baskin’s artistic legacy is the common consciousness of humankind.

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin grew up in Brooklyn under the strict tutelage of his rabbi father, which gave him a rich classical education.  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.  Primarily known as a sculptor, Baskin rapidly gained international recognition as a printmaker and book designer.  He worked as professor at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts from 1953 to 1974. 

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