Leonard Baskin

American artist

Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher.

Leonard Baskin´s Isak, bronze, 1972, Marabouparken, Sundbyberg, Sweden


  • Pop art is the inedible raised to the unspeakable.
    • Leonard Baskin, Publishers Weekly (5 April 1965).
  • There's a tremendous tendency not to make a statement, not to be committed in that ultimate sense. Photo-realism is the same thing as minimal abstraction. Both are unwilling to say anything about the nature of reality, about their own involvement with reality, the evolvement of forms, their expressive...their deepest involvement with human reality.
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