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Jewish Artists of the Early and Late Renaissance

Leonard Baskin
. The Gehena Press, 1993
With etchings in various colors by Baskin.
No. 10 from an edition of 26 copies, signed by Baskin.
Copyright Leonard Baskin

This imaginary portrait book is the third in a series inaugurated by Unknown Dutch Artists in 1983. Born in 1922, Leonard Baskin--painter, sculptor, printmaker, illustrator, author, teacher, book collector, and artist of the book--created the Gehenna Press in 1942 when he was an art student at Yale. It has since become one of the pre-eminent private presses of our time.

Illustration: Images of biblical and classical 'femmes-fortes' by an artist of Baskin's invention whom he names Leah Goldzinger and whom he claims is descended from a Frankfurt family of metalworkers.
Purchased with the Frank Altschul Fund




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