Five Holocaust bronzes

March 28, 1996|By John Dorsey

Leonard Baskin, sculptor, print-maker and painter, has long been known as a deeply committed figurative and humanist artist whose work frequently embraces Jewish subject matter. Among his sculptures are five bronzes created as maquettes for submission to the Holocaust Memorial at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

The one shown here, "Holocaust Figure No. 1," was selected to be created in a monumental version for the memorial. The five maquettes are in an exhibit of Baskin's work now at the gallery at Salisbury State University.

Also in the show are a series of gouaches inspired by the Persian Gulf war and called "Angels to the Jews"; another series of gouaches on Biblical subjects; and books printed and illustrated by Baskin at his Gehenna Press.

At the gallery at Salisbury State University, 1101 Camden Ave., Salisbury, through April 21. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call (410) 543-6271.

Pub Date: 3/28/96

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