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Oral history interview with Leonard Baskin, 1969 April 17

Interviewee:
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 54 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 1 min.
Summary:
An interview of Leonard Baskin conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Leonard Baskin, 1969 April 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was a sculptor and graphic artist from Leeds, Massachusetts and Devon, England. Baskin was born 1922, in New Brunswick, New Jersey and died Northampton, Massachusetts, June 3, 2000, age 77. Worked on FDR memorial in Washington, D.C. Studied at Yale University. Founded the Gehenna Press in 1942. Taught at Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts, 1953-1974, and Hampshire College, in Amherst, MA, 1984-1994.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Draftsmen (artists)
Interviews
Sculptors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12706
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212532
AAA_collcode_baskin69
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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