Leonard Baskin Prints: A Memorial Exhibition
August 28 - December 1, 2000
Lowenfeld Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th floor
The art world lost one of its renowned members this past June 2000, upon the death of the artist Leonard Baskin. For more than 40 years Baskin was widely known as a sculptor, printmaker, watercolorist, illustrator, book designer and publisher of fine-press books. Through the years, in his words and his art, Baskin remained true to his belief in representational imagery. The common man, with all his frailties, his triumphs and failures, his inhumanities to others, his creation and his inevitable death, was the basis of Baskin's artistic endeavors.
The prints in this exhibition are part of the Hofstra Museum collection, which includes 57 Leonard Baskin artworks.
Eleanor Rait, Curator of Collections