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Leonard Baskin    (American, 1922-2000)

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1922 Born August 15, New Brunswick, NY
1929 - 1938 Studied at Yeshiva, Brooklyn, NY
1939 - 1940 Studied at New York University School of Architecture and Allied Arts
1940 Recieved Honorable mention for sculpture, Prix de Rome
1941 - 1943 Scholarship, Yale University School of Fine Arts New Haven, CT
1943 - 1946 Served in the United States Navy
1947 Recieved Tiffany Foundation Fellowship for Sculpture
1949 BA, New School for Social Research New York, NY
1950 Studied Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris, France
1951 Studied Accademia di Belle Arte, Florence
1953 Recieved Guggenheim Fellowship
1954 Recieved Ohara Prize, National Museum of Tokyo,
1961 Recieved National Institute of Arts and Letters Grant,
1961 Recieved Mather Prize, Art Institute of Chicago,
1965 Recieved Widener Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,
1965 Recieved Special Medal of Merit, American Institute of Graphic Arts,
1966 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, The New School New York, NY
1969 Recieved Medal, National Institute of Arts and Letters,
1973 Skowhegan Gold Medal for Graphics Skowhegan, ME
1985 Honorary DFA, Portland School of Art Portland, OR
1987 Honorary LHD, University of Judaism Los Angeles, CA
1995 Recieved Cultural Achievement in the Arts Award, National Foundation for Jewish Culture,
1997 Honorary Degree, Springfield College Springfield, MA
2000 Died

2008 NaturPapier, KunsGarten, Graz
2007 Graphic Force, Humanist Vision, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (solo)
Madea and Her Sisters: Leonard Baskin's Images of Women, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA (solo)
Clear Cut, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Art Inspires Music: Interdisciplinary Gallery Project 3, ASU Art Museum, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Framed: The Art of the Portrait, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
2006 Leonard Baskin: Portrait Prints and the Gehenna Press, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN (solo)
More than Coffee was Served, Galerie St. Etienne, New York, NY
New Acquisitions: Prints, ASU Art Museum, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Spotlight, Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2005 Currents: Twenty-Five Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Prints, Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
2004 Leonard Baskin: Creatures of Darkness, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC (solo)
Leonard Baskin: Two Portfolios, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK (solo)
Objects of Our Desire: Sculpture from the Sheldon, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2003 DeCordova Collects: Gifts from Stephen and Sybil Stone, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2002 Images of Nature, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2001 Leonard Baskin, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON (solo)
The Modern Woodcut, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2000 Leonard Baskin: Monumental Prints, The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1998 Leonard Baskin: 1947-1998, Hunter Museum of Art Chattanooga, TN
1994 Caprices, Grotesques and Homages: Leonard Baskin and The Gehenna Press, Library of Congress Washington, DC
1991 Angels to the Jews, Midtown Payson Gallery New York, NY
1984 The Albertina Vienna, Austria
1970 National Museum of American Art/The Smithsonian Washington, DC
1968 - 1969 XXXIV International Bienniel Exhibition of Art, Venice, Italy
1962 The Royal Watercolour Society/St. George's Gallery London, England
1958 Pasadena Art Museum Pasadena, CA
1939 Glickman Studio Gallery New York, NY
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