Leonard Baskin: Watercolors

Leonard Baskin spent the first half of his career famously exploring the technical and emotional possibilities of black and white, (as Jose Yglesias has written, “his blacks deeper than velvet, his whites—more gleaming than sunlight). It was in mid-career that an unexpected explosion of color burst like fireworks over his previously black sky.

With his expressive immediacy, innovative palette and sense of design, Baskin has become recognized as one of the century’s masters. His watercolors grace numerous books, museum walls, and private collections throughout the world.

FDR Presidential Memorial

Studies for the FDR Presidential Memorial in Washington D.C.

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