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Baskin, Leonard

A Mind in Revolt: Leonard Baskin

Leonard Baskin is an artist whose name commands deep respect from many illustrative and figurative artists today. A true Renaissance artist, Leonard Baskin was self-taught for much of his career, continuing to expand his artistic repertoire from prints to monumental woodcuts, sculpture, illustrations, and paintings. Working through the early, mid, and later part of the twentieth century he never succumbed to the flavour of the time – Abstract Expressionism, or to what he deemed the 'cult of specialization'.

Leonard Baskin worked hard to push his art into new areas, and as such was one of the few artists who also operated a successful printing press, which worked to commission high-end pieces, notably by friends Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. His Press is still able to take commissions to this day, and is known as the Gehenna Press.

The son of an orthodox rabbi, Leonard Baskin’s work was understandably learned and erudite, with references to Biblical themes, mythology, and classical sources. He never agreed that pure subjective emotion – the basis of Abstract Expressionism was an authentic ‘proof’ of artistic endeavour, and as such remained unashamedly Realist and Modern in his outlook.

The Galerie St. Etienne in New York is the foremost gallery associated with preserving and making available the works of the Gehenna Press to the public.

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Baskin, Leonard Skelton. A Poem Called The Tunning Of Elynour Rummynge, The Famous Ale-Wife Of England. Genenna Press, Worcester, Ma (1953). With 13 wood engravings by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Hart,. Voyages Six Poems. The Museum Of Modern Art (1957). With seven wood engravings by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. Drawings For Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man And The Sea. Published By Afi Gallery (1958). Four prints reproducing drawings by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Moore. Letters From And To The Ford Motor Company. Pierpont Morgan Library (1958). Woodcut by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Hecht. The Seven Deadly Sins. The Gehenna Press, Northampton, Mass (1958). engravings from original wood blocks

Baskin, Leonard Blake,. Auguries Of Innocence. Northampton: Printed For The Print Club Of Philadelphia At The Gehenna Press (1959). wood engravings by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. Fifteen Woodcuts. The Friends Of Art, Boston University (1962). Man of Peace (1952), The Strabismic Jew (1955), Mantegna at Erimitani (1954), Hydrogen Man (1954), Everyman (1960), Terrified and Frightened Man (1955), The Poet Laureate (1955), Leonard Baskin (1952), Mourning Woman (1951), Angel of Death (1959), Death of the Poet Laureate (1959), Torment (1958), Tormented Man (1953), Hanged Man (1955) and Haman (1956)

Baskin, Leonard Lattimore. The Iliad Of Homer. University Of Chicago Press (1962). illustrated by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Plath. Pursuit. Rainbow Press (1963). Illustrated with drawings and with an etching by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Aristotle,. Politics and Poetics. The Limited Editions Club (1964). signed by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. Caprices and Grotesques. Gehenna Press,, Northampton: (1965). 17 line cuts from drawings by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Conrad. Conrad's Manifesto. Philadelphia, Gehenna Press (1966). Woodcut by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Macdiarmid,. The Eemis Stane. Gehenna Press, Northampton, Ma (1967). Takahara's woodcut is from a drawing by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. To Colour Thought. New Haven: Yale University Library (1967). 300 copies

Baskin, Leonard Blake,. Auguries Of Innocence. Grossman (1968). wood engravings by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. Culs De Lampe. Northampton: Gehenna Press (1968). woodcut headpieces and tailpieces from 16th and 17th century books printed from line cuts

Baskin, Leonard Macleish. Figures Of Dead Men. Amherst: University Of Massachusetts Press (1968). Woodcut by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Baskin. Leonard, To Colour Thought. Yale University Library, New Haven, Ct (1968). 300 copies

Baskin, Leonard Sewell. The Selling Of Joseph. The Gehenna Press (1968). Woodcut by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. A Modest Proposal. Grossman (1969). Text in Leonard Baskins's calligraphic handwriting and sketches by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. Bresdin To Redon: Six Letters. Northampton: Gehenna Press (1969). Etching by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Euripides,. Hippolytos. The Gehenna Press, Northampton (1969). Ten original etchings by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. Laus Pictorum. Gehenna Press (1969). 15 original wood engravings and 5 original etchings

Baskin, Leonard AlighieriDante. The Divine Comedy. Grossman Publishers (1969). full-page illustrations by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Shakespeare. Titus Andronicus. Northampton: Gehenna Press (1969). double suite of etchings by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Brown. Alcuin: A Dialogue. The Gehenna Press, Northampton, Massachusetts (1970). 300 copies with title page portrait by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Hughes,. Crow - From The Life And Songs Of Crow. Faber and Faber (1970). dust-jacket by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. Moby Dick Suite. Kennedy Graphics (1970). portfolio of original 8 signed and numbered lithographs by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Goethe. West-Ostlicher Divan. Gehenna Press, Northampton, Ma (1970). drawings by Leonard Baskin. Copies 1 to 100 carry an additional etched portrait of Goethe

Baskin, Leonard Yeats. A Tower Of Polished Black Stones. Dublin: Dolmen Editions (1971). 1250 copies, title vignette and 5 plates by Baskin, 4 plates from drawings by Yeats

Baskin, Leonard Hughes,. Eat Crow. Rainbow Press (1971). Frontispiece by Leonard Baskin, 150 copies

Baskin, Leonard BaskinLeonard. Ars Anatomica. Medicina Rara (1972). 13 process prints by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Hosea. Hosie's Alphabet. The Viking Press (1972). Illustrated with decorative title and twenty-six colour plates.

Baskin, Leonard Hughes. Selected Poems 1957 - 1967. Harper and Row (1972).

Baskin, Leonard Hughes. Crow - From The Life And Songs Of The Crow. Faber And Faber (1973). 400 copies with twelve illustrations in black and white by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Shakespeare. Othello. Northampton: Gehenna Press (1973). Edition of 200; single suite of prints

Baskin, Leonard Hughes. Prometheus On His Crag. Rainbow Press (1973). 160 copies with drawing by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Plath. Pursuit. The Rainbow Press (1973). 100 copies with an etching by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Shakespeare,. Titus Andronicus. Gehenna Press (1973). wood engravings and etchings by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. A Passover Haggadah. Kennedy Gallery (1974). Deluxe edition has an original signed three-color lithograph of Joseph. 500 numbered copies.

Baskin, Leonard Kunitz. The Coat Without A Seam. Gehenna Press, Northampton (1974). 145 copies

Baskin, Leonard Hughes. Cave Birds. Scolar Press (1975). 250 copies with drawings by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Hughes. Season Songs. The Viking Press (1975). illustrated by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Woolman. Some Considerations On Keeping Negroes. Gehenna Press (1975). 250 copies

Baskin, Leonard Demons. Imps And Fiends. Gehenna Press (1976). 19 drawings printed from line cuts

Baskin, Leonard Hughes. Season Songs. Faber and Faber (1976). Jacket By Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Hughes. Adam And The Sacred Nine. Rainbow Press (1978). Frontispiece by Leonard Baskin; 200 copies

Baskin, Leonard Hughes. Orts. Rainbow Press (1978). Frontispiece by Leonard Baskin; 200 copies

Baskin, Leonard Hughes. Moortown. Harper and Row (1979). Two full-page drawings by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Aristotle. Politics and Poetics. Norwalk: Easton Press (1979). Illustrated with full-page b/w portraits by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Hughes,. A Primer Of Birds. Gehenna Press, Lurley In Devon (1981). 250 copies with woodcuts by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. Leonard Baskin: Sculptures, Reliefs, Drawings, Watercolours, Graphics. London : Leinster Fine Art (1981). 100 copies

Baskin, Leonard Hughes. Under The North Star. Faber And Faber (1981). Drawings by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard O'Neill. The Iceman Cometh. Limited Editions Club (1982). original lithograph by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Fern. Complete Prints Of Leonard Baskin. Boston: New York Graphic Society (1984). 739 works catalogued

Baskin, Leonard Miller. Death Of A Salesman. Limited Editions Club (1984). 1500 copies with five etching by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Bronstein. The Five Scrolls. Ccar Press (1984). drawings by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Hughes,. Flowers And Insects; Some Birds And A Pair Of Spiders. Knopf (1986). drawings by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. Hermaika. The Eremite Press (1986). 20 copies with a hand colored woodcut by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Francis. The Pumpkin Man. Paul W. Carman (1986). illustrated with an original woodcut portrait of Francis by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. Fancies Bizarreries and Ornamented Grotesques. Leeds: The Eremite Press (1989). 24 original copperplate etchings by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Baldwin. Gypsy And Other Poems. Gehenna Press (1989). 325 copies with a copperplate etched portrait of Baldwin by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Fainlight. Sibyls A Book Of Poems By Ruth Fainlight Woodcuts By Leonard Baskin. The Gehenna Press (1991). with colored woodcuts signed by Baskin

Baskin, Leonard Lawrence,. The Man Who Died. Yolla Bolly Press, California, (1992). 130 copies with a suite of woodcuts by Leonard Baskin

Baskin, Leonard. Zapf's Civilite Disclosed. Leeds, Gehenna Press (1995). 100 copies

Baskin, Leonard Hughes,. Howls and Whispers. Gehenna Press (1998). 11 etchings by Baskin. 10 deluxe copies have three watercolors by Baskin and a second suite of the etchings.

Baskin, Leonard. Smitty's Cocks. Warwick Press, Easthampton (1998). 200 copies with eight tipped-in woodengravings