Leonard Baskin

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Birthday
15, 1922
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jun 3, 2000 (77)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1922
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jun 3, 2000 (77)

About

American sculptor, book-illustrator, wood-engraver and printmaker. He made the Holocaust Memorial in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Before Fame

He founded Gehenna Press, a small private press specializing in producing fine books.

Trivia

His works are owned by major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Museum of Modern Art.

Family Life

His parents raised him in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Associated With

Sylvia Plath dedicated the poem "Sculptor" to him.