DescriptionLEONARD BASKIN (American 1922-2000)
The Seer, 1975 -
42-1/2 x 15 x 14 inches (107 x 38.1 x 35.6 cm)
Inscribed on base Baskin / 1975, and stamped Bedi-Makky / Art Foundry N.Y / © Kennedy Gallery / N.Y.
Crow Art Partnership collection (Dallas, Texas)
Son of a Rabbi, Baskin was an artist accomplished in a variety of mediums including sculpture, printmaking, watercolor, book illustration and graphic art. He also notably wrote and taught for many years, however he regarded himself first and foremost as a sculptor. His art tackled political and social issues resulting in a number of awards including the Jewish Cultural Achievement Award and the Gold Medal of the National Academy of Arts and Letters. Baskin is considered one of the universal sculptors of the twentieth century.
Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age; minor surface dirt
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