Leonard Baskin

  • American artist (1922-2000)
  • Creatively active for over 50 years as a sculptor, printmaker, painter, illustrator, writer and educator
  • Most noted for his monumental woodcuts that brought figurative printmaking on par with abstract expressionists who were his peers
  • Commissions include sculpture for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Woodrow Wilson Memorial in Washington, DC
  • Honors: Guggenheim Fellowship, the Gold Medal of the National Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Jewish Cultural Achievement Award
  • Exhibitions: the Smithsonian, the Albertina, the Library of Congress and others

Artwork by Leonard Baskin