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Leonard Baskin

Leonard BaskinBorn: 15-Aug-1922
Birthplace: New Brunswick, NJ
Died: 3-Jun-2000
Location of death: Northampton, MA
Cause of death: Kidney failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Sculptor, Engraver

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Sculptor and printmaker

Military service: US Navy Reserve (1943-6)

Designed the 1967 Henry David Thoreau commemorative 5 cent stamp (Scott #1327), as well as the FDR memorial (note that FDR specified that he wanted no memorial.)

Father: Samuel Baskin (rabbi)
Mother: May Guss Baskin
Wife: Esther Tane Baskin (m. 26-Nov-1946, d. 1967 multiple sclerosis, one son)
Son: Tobias Baskin (b. 1957)
Wife: Lisa Unger (m. Oct-1967, one son, one daughter)
Son: Hosea Thomas Baskin (publisher and antiquarian bookseller, b. 1968)
Daughter: Lucretia Manya Baskin (b. 1974)

    University: Yale University (attended 1941-43)
    University: BA, New School for Social Research (1949)
    Professor: Art, Smith College (1954-74)
    Professor: Art, Hampshire College (1984-94)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1953
    National Academy of Design 1994

Appears in articles:
New York Times, 6-Jun-2000, DETAILS: Leonard Baskin Dies at 77, Sculptor of Stark Memorials, BYLINE: Roberta Smith

Is the subject of books:
The Sculpture of Leonard Baskin, June 1980, BY: Irma B. Jaffe


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