Leonard Baskin

1922-2000
American

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

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

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

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

An evocative original lithograph by Leonard Baskin, image size approximately 25 x 22 inches, 1969, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 554, plate signed and dated. This piece came to us with collectors notes indicating that there is some question as to whether an edition was published of this image, with the possibility of only a few proofs ever printed.

$325.00

This is a beautiful etching in colors by Leonard Baskin, plate size 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, published in 1970 in an edition of 60, apart from the larger edition published by the CFA Graphics, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 583, pencil signed and numbered '22/60'.

$425.00

This is an original etching by Leonard Baskin of the Italian Baroque artist and poet Salvadore Rosa. The plate size is 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, published in c. 1964 in edition of 50, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 482, pencil signed and numbered.

$275.00

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.

$650.00

Wood engraving, image size 20 x 13 1/2 inches, published c. 1963 in an edition of 50, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-458, unsigned.

$275.00

This is an original etching by American artist Leonard Baskin.  This etching came from his series "Laus Pictorum"  created and printed in 1969.  This is a portrait of the artist Constantin Meunier.  The image measures 3 3/4X6 inches.

Hand signed in pencil, editioned lower left corner CXX/CLWV...

$225.00