Leonard Baskin

1922-2000
American

Image measures 12 3/4 x 7 3/4 on 20 x 13 1/4 inch wove type paper. Plate signed and dated 1970 in the lower right. Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil editioned 170/200. Published by the Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA. Part of a series of 12 etchings inspired by the Shakespeare play Titus Andronicus. Catalog: Fern and O'Sullivan, 586.

$225.00

A superb original etching and aquatint in colors, this image measures 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, published in 1970 in an edition of 130 by CFA Graphics, NY, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 584, pencil signed 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.

$425.00

This wood engraving by Leonard Baskin measures 2 x 2 inches with a sheet size of 17 x 17 inches. Printed in 1954 as a New Year's greeting, this unsigned proof is #250 in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalogue. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings and lithographs.

$75.00

Etching, plate size 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, c. 1960s, edition of 300, not found in the Fern & O'Sullivan catalog, pencil signed and numbered.

$325.00

C. 1957, printed in 1961. Image measures 2 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches on 9 1/4 x 12 1/2 inch thin laid type paper. Pencil signed in the lower right. Part of a set of four wood engravings for Flaubert's "St Julien the Hospitaller." Catalog: Fern and O'Sullivan #304. An expressive print with a unique style.

$225.00

This linoleum engraving by Leonard Baskin measures 4 x 2 1/2 inches and is printed on a sheet size of 17 1/2 x 17 inches. An unsigned proof done in 1951 for "A Little Book of Natural History", published by The Gehenna Press in Worcester, MA., and is listed as #101 in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalogue. 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.

$75.00

This etching by Leonard Baskin measures 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches and is pencil signed.

$75.00

A great original etching by Leonard Baskin, from his 'Portraits of 10 Artists' series. Plate size 14 1/2 x 17 5/8 inches, published in 1964 in an edition of 50 by Herman D. Schickman, Delphic Arts, New York, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 473, pencil signed, titled, and numbered "31/50".

$375.00

An artist's proof pencil signed etching in green ink by Leonard Baskin, created in 1969 for "The Hippolytos" by Euripedes, published by Gehenna Press. Image size 11 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, signed "Baskin" lower right, notated "A. P." lower left, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 533.

$325.00

Etching C. 1970. Plate signed in all capitals across the bottom of the print. Pencil signed in the lower right and pencil numbered 170 in an edition of 200 in the lower left. Plate measures 12 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches on 18 1/4 x 13 1/2 inch wove type paper. A well inked impression with an interesting composition. Published by the Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA. Part of a series of 12 etchings inspired by the Shakespeare play Titus Andronicus. Catalog: Fern and O'Sullivan #588.

$225.00

A fine pencil signed proof by Leonard Baskin, this image was created in 1951 for "A Little Book of Natural History", published by Gehenna Press. The image size is approx. 3 x 4 inches, created in 1951, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-108, pencil signed.

$325.00

A linoleum engraving by Leonard Baskin of King David. It measures 2 1/2 x 3 inches and is printed on a 17 x 17 1/2 inch sheet of medium weight paper. Published in 1952, it is listed in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalogue as #175.

$75.00

This woodcut by Leonard Baskin measures 2 x 3 inches and was published in 1949. This image is not shown in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalogue but we think it is listed as #35. 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.

$75.00

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.

$575.00

A very interesting wood engraving by Leonard Baskin, measuring 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan -371, edition 250, 1959, published on handmade Amalfi paper, from the series "The Auguries of Innocence" by William Blake. 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.

$395.00