Oral history interview with Leonard Baskin

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.baskin69
Creators:
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1969 April 17
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
54 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Leonard Baskin conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 1 min.

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Repository Contact
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