Leonard Baskin is widely considered one of the preeminent figures of 20th century American Art. Creatively active for over five decades as a sculptor, printmaker, painter, and illustrator, he was also a renowned educator in the arts at Smith College and later at Yale University. In 1942, he founded the Gehanna Press, a private printing press dedicated to the production of high quality books.
Baskin was a prolific artist who incorporated a wide range of subject matter and media into his work. His printmaking encompassed varying techniques including woodcut, lithography, and etching.
The art of Leonard Baskin has received many awards and honors.