Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922 – June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, book-illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher. He was the founder of such notable fine presses as Gehenna (“Hell” in Yiddish) and Eremite, and lived for many years in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. His portrait is the bottom frame here. I own prints of his and had the pleasure of meeting him on more than one occasion. His unique artistic style moved easily between sculpture and prints, and book illustration for such classics of literature as Moby Dick and the works of Ted Hughes and James Baldwin. He lived most of his life in the U.S., but spent nine years in Devon at Lurley Manor, Lurley, near Tiverton, close to his friend Ted Hughes, for whom he illustrated Crow. Sylvia Plath dedicated “Sculptor” to Leonard Baskin. It was the penultimate poem in The Colossus (1960). His sculptures include the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. and a bronze statue of a seated figure, erected in 1994 for the Holocaust Memorial in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I personally collect his prints and had the pleasure of meeting him when I was in the rare book trade.