Leonard Baskin
1922-2000 ~ American

Self Portrait as a Priest

$925.00

A rare artist's proof by Leonard Baskin, this is an early woodcut portraying the artist dressed as a priest. The image size is 21 1/4 x 10 inches, published in 1952, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-193, pencil signed and dated, notated 'artist's proof', framed. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work tended toward the representational with a strong classical influence, and over the course of his long career he created many self portraits which beautifully showcase the evolution of his style.

Portfolio of 16 Prints

$750.00

Portfolio of prints by Leonard Baskin, sheet size of each print is 22 x 16 inches, 1962, numbered 95/100, published by The Friends of Art, Boston University. This portfolio includes 15 reproductions, one original woodblock print as well as an original pencil signed woodblock; and a pencil signed and numbered colophon sheet. This portfolio is very rare, from the first 100 published before the edition of 500.

Yom Kippur Angel

$700.00

A woodblock from 1978. Catalog: Fern & O'Sullivan 674. Number 89 in an edition of 150. Plate signed and dated in the lower left, pencil signed in the lower right. The Hebrew characters in the plate read "Yom Kippur." Pencil editioned in the lower left. Plate measures 35 x 23 1/2 inches in a 40 x 29 1/2 inch silver frame. Printed in black on Rives BFK paper. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work tended toward the representational with a strong classical influence, which is particularly evident in his images of flowers and the natural world. After serving in the Navy during WWII, Baskin began his career as a printmaker in the late 1940s, beginning with simple linocuts, but quickly progressing to dramatic wood engravings, then later etchings and lithographs. Known for his graphic images created by the simple interplay of black on white, combined with his dramatic use of line, Baskin remains one of America's greatest printmakers.

Rachel

$650.00

This is an original color lithograph by American artist Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) The title of this work is "Rachel", it was created and printed in 1976 in an edition of only 100. The image is quite large measuring 37 1/2X26 inches. It is currently framed. Pencil signed lower right within the edge of the image.

Sioux in Green Oval

$650.00

This is a vibrant original lithograph in colors by American artist Leonard Baskin. The image size is 24 1/2 x 36 1/2 inches oval, 1974, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 655, artist's proof apart from the published edition, pencil signed and notated "AP", printed on a full sheet of Arches paper with deckle edges. Leonard Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work tended toward the representational with a strong classical influence especially in his sense of composition and structure. In the 1970s Baskin created a series of striking large scale portraits of Native Americans to honor and highlight their role in the history of our country.

Self Portrait

$625.00

Self portrait of the artist at age 55. Lithograph from 1977. Number 52 in an edition of 200. Signed and numbered by artist in pencil. Image size 15 x 13 inches on 20 x 23 1/2 inch paper in a 24 x 27 inch frame. A dramatic and mysterious portrait.

Eagle: "A Tradition of Conscience"

$595.00

A drypoint etching from 1965. Number 4 out an edition of 10. Publisher's blindstamp in the lower left. Catalog: Fern and O'Sullivan 489. Pencil editioned in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Plate measures 9 x 12 3/4 inches on 15 1/2 x 18 3/4 inch medium wove paper. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work tended toward the representational with a strong classical influence, which is particularly evident in his images of flowers and the natural world. After serving in the Navy during WWII, Baskin began his career as a printmaker in the late 1940s, beginning with simple linocuts, but quickly progressing to dramatic wood engravings, then later etchings and lithographs. Known for his graphic images created by the simple interplay of black on white, combined with his dramatic use of line, Baskin remains one of America's greatest printmakers.

Maria Sybilla Merian

$575.00

This is a very fine portrait of 17th century artist and naturalist Maria Sybilla Merian by Leonard Baskin. Etching in colors, plate size 17 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, published in 1969 in an edition of 90, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 550, pencil signed and numbered, framed. In the era of abstract expressionism, Leonard Baskin’s work was always representational, with a strong classical influence. He drew inspiration from many artists of the past, and in the 1950s and 1960s created series of portraits of the artists he admired.

Bird

$525.00

A remarkable original etching by Leonard Baskin, this image measures 17 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, published c. 1960s in an edition of 200, not in the Fern & O'Sullivan catalog, pencil signed and numbered, framed. Baskin attended Yale University School of Fine Arts and after a three year stint in the Navy, studied art under the GI Bill, traveling to France and Italy. Baskin began his career as a printmaker in the late 1940s, beginning with simple linocuts, but quickly progressing to dramatic wood engravings, then later etchings and lithographs. Known for his graphic images created by the simple interplay of black on white, combined with his dramatic use of line, Baskin remains one of America's greatest printmakers.

The Cry

$525.00

This deeply emotional wood engraving print by Leonard Baskin measures 14 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches. Created in 1960, it is pencil signed, titled and numbered. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work tended toward the representational with a strong classical influence, which is particularly evident in his images of flowers and the natural world. After serving in the Navy during WWII, Baskin began his career as a printmaker in the late 1940s, beginning with simple linocuts, but quickly progressing to dramatic wood engravings, then later etchings and lithographs. Known for his graphic images created by the simple interplay of black on white, combined with his dramatic use of line, Baskin remains one of America's greatest printmakers.

Romeyn De Hoogh

$500.00

This woodcut by Leonard Baskin of the 19th C. Dutch etcher, Romeyn De Hoogh measures 26 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches and is pencil signed. Printed in an edition of 50, it was created c. 1968, on handmade, green toned paper.

Birdman

$495.00

Etching from 1969. Pencil editioned in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Print number 27 in an edition of 110. Catalog: F & O 520. Image measures 23 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches in a red 36 x 28 1/2 inch frame. This print depicts the metamorphosis of man into bird, one of Baskin's recurring themes. His birdmen were inspired by those of Hieronymus Bosch and his religious background: they were considered a metaphor for spiritual insight.

Velasquez

$475.00

A rare artist's proof by Leonard Baskin, this woodcut was published c. 1963 in a small edition of 50 impressions. Cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-458, pencil signed and inscribed "Artist's Proof". In the era of abstract expressionism, Leonard Baskin’s work was always representational, with a strong classical influence. He drew inspiration from many artists of the past, and in the 1950s and 1960s created series of portraits of the artists he admired including this image of Spanish Baroque artist Diego Velasquez.

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