Leonard Baskin

(1922-2000)

Sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher

I found this artist by accident when looking at Sue William’s work. Of his work I’m not really influenced by what he’s trying to achieve, or the methods, but I have practised the use of lino printing which is similar to woodblock. I am influenced by this piece alone because of the distortion of the image, and the impression of it appearing ‘horrific’. It looks like something I would see in anyone’s nightmares, and almost reminds me of the old movies with witches and ghost ladies killing people. Will try to refer to his style if anything in my work.

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Agonised, woodblock, 23 x 29 1/2″

Sources;

http://www.artnet.com/artists/leonard-baskin/

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