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Self Portrait—AET 42

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Self Portrait—AET 42

Artist: Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000)
Date: 1964
Medium: woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 34 7/8 × 24 1/8 in. (88.6 × 61.3 cm.)
Image: 32 1/8 × 23 9/16 in. (81.6 × 59.8 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from Rose F. Rosenfield, 1970.35
Accession number: 1970.35
Classification: print
In Collection(s)
Label TextBaskin, son of a rabbi, was reared in Brooklyn, New York. When he was 15 he started studying architcture and from 1939 to 1941 he was a student at the New York University School of Architcture and Allied Arts. His work was primarily in sculpture and he did not become interested in printmaking until about 1950. He was the founder of Gehenna Press, known for its production of fine books. Source: bulletin, July-August 1971.
InscriptionBaskin (l/r margin, pencil); 29/100
Exhibition History"The Well-Rounded Image," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, 6/5/99-7/25/99

"Self-Portraits," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Catalogue RaisonnéFern #420
Published ReferencesDMAC Bulletin, July-Aug., 1971 illus.
Edition29/100
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