Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000)

Fierce Humanist

Upcoming Gallery Exhibition: September 6-27, 2014

Leonard Baskin's ability to express his deep and abiding commitment to mankind transcends media. This exhibition will include the full range of the artist's work, from intimate wood engravings, textural etchings, and haunting paintings to monumental woodcuts and freestanding bronzes. Throughout, Baskin's work remains utterly compelling. Pieces from this exhibition have also been featured in major museum collections, such as MoMA and the Vatican.

Fierce Humanist exhibition

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    Double Sided Wood Block: Self Portrait and Bertolt Brecht

    Woodblock, 1951-52. Fern 137 & 145. From the collection of Anne Ratner. Block was split and patched by Baskin.
    20-3/4 x 18 inches.
    [45262c]
    $8,500
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    Reverse view
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    Man of Peace, 1952

    Woodcut. Fern 180.
    59-1/2 x 31 inches.
    $3800
    21801
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    Portrait of an Irishman, Sean O’Casey

    Woodcut, 1952. Artist’s Proof, Edition 15. Fern 190.
    27 x 21 inches.
    [25539]
    $1,500
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    Saint Anthony with Red Monster

    Woodcut, 1952. Signed in pencil. Fern 192.
    3-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches.
    [45214c]
    $450
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    Two Blind Men

    Wood engraving, 1952. Signed in pencil. Fern 215.
    7-3/4 X 4-3/4 inches.
    [45215c]
    $800
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    From A Poem Called The Tunning of Elynour Rummynge

    Page Thirty-Four. Wood Engraving, 1953. Edition 118. Signed in pencil. Published by The Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA. Fern 239.
    1-3/8 x 4 inches.
    [45113c]
    $325
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    View of Worcester/View in Worcester

    Wood engraving, 1953. Edition 20. Signed in pencil. Fern 240.
    9-7/8 x 8-1/2 inches.
    [45216c]
    $1,000
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    Walt Whitman

    Wood engraving, 1955. Fern 260.
    14 x 3-3/4 inches.
    [45218c]
    $700
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    The Leper

    For Flaubert’s St. Julien the Hospitaller. Wood engraving, 1956. Signed in pencil. Fern 283.
    9 x 3-1/2 inches.
    [45220c]
    $800
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    The Ascension

    For Flaubert’s St.Julien The Hospitaller. Wood Engraving, 1957. Signed in pencil. Fern 303.
    6 x 1-7/8 inches.
    [45114c]
    $325
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    Boar

    For Flaubert’s St. Julien The Hospitaller. Wood engraving, 1957. Signed in pencil. Fern 304.
    2-5/8 x 5-3/4 inches.
    [45223c]
    $500
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    Stag

    For Flaubert’s St. Julien The Hospitaller. Wood engraving, 1957. Signed in pencil. Fern 306.
    3-1/4 x 3 inches.
    [45225c]
    $400
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    Dog II

    Pen and ink drawing. Signed and dated lower left corner. 1957. Exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1961.
    30-1/2 x 22-1/4 inches.
    $15,000
    [32014]
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    Owl

    Original wood block and woodcut print, 1963. Edition 65. Fern 453. Done for Anne Ratner. .
    16-1/4 x 13-1/4 inches.
    [45263c]
    $5,500
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    Block view. Block was originally sold for the benefit of the League School for Seriously Disturbed Children
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    Andrea Mantegna, Italian 1431-1506

    From Etchings of Ten Favorite Artists. Etching, 1962. Edition 1/50. Signed in pencil. Fern 431. Published by Herman D. Schickman, Delphic Arts, New York.
    17-3/4 x 14-3/4 inches.
    [45230c]
    $1,200
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    Hercules Seghers, Dutch 1585-1645

    From Etchings of Ten Favorite Artists. Etching, 1963. Edition 18/50. Signed in pencil. Published by Herman D. Schickman, Delphic Arts, New York. Fern 432.
    17-3/4 x 14-1/2 inches.
    [45085c]
    $650
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    Dog in the Meadow

    Etching, 1964. Edition 3/100. Signed in pencil. Fern 464.
    15 x 8-5/8 inches.
    [45231c]
    $1,200
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    Thomas Eakins

    Etching, 1964. Edition 7/90. Signed in pencil. Fern 465.
    17-3/4 x 13-1/8 inches.
    [45232c]
    $1,800
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    Thomas Eakins

    Chiaroscuro woodcut. 1965. 89/150. Signed in pencil. Fern 484. Small margins. Minor damage at edges of sheet.
    32 x 23-1/2 inches.
    [45189c]
    $1200
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    Etched Plate for Winter Bouquet

    Etched metal plate, 1966. Fern 492.
    9-3/4 x 8 inches.
    [45264c]
    $2,400
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    Icarus

    Color Woodcut, 1967. Edition 8/100. Signed in pencil. Fern 500.
    32 x 21-3/4 inches.
    [45236c]
    $1,800
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    Icarus

    Woodcut, 1967. Edition 35.
    32 x 21-3/4 inches.
    [45237c]
    $1,500
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    Camille Corot

    From Laus Pictorum, Portraits of Nineteenth Century Artists. Wood engraving on specially made, pure paper by Strathmore Paper Company, 1969. Edition 525. Signed in pencil. Published by Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA. Fern 538.
    7-1/4 x 4-5/8 inches.
    [45289c]
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    White Horse

    Lithograph, 1972. Edition 142/160. Signed in pencil. Fern 616.
    32 x 20 inches.
    [31330]
    $1500
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    Chief Wets it Assinnboine

    Lithograph, 1972. Signed. Edition 23/160. Fern 609. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    33-1/4 x 22 inches.
    29852
    $1200
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    Judith with the Head of Holofernes

    Bronze with patina, 1972. Edition 5/7. Signed on the hem of Judith’s robe. Cast at Bedi-Makky Foundry, New York. Jaffe 61.
    38-1/2 x 17-1/2 x 13 inches.
    [43833c]
    SOLD
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    Angry and Shouting Man

    Watercolor on paper, 1983.
    22 x 16 inches.
    25336
    $4500
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    Deranged Flemish Artist

    Watercolor on paper, 1984.
    31 x 23 inches.
    25337
    $8500
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    Hung Crow

    Etching in two colors on white wove CMF paper, 1990. Artist’s proof. Signed in pencil.
    23-3/4 x 17-5/8 inches.
    [45285c]
    $2,800 framed
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    This Overstuffed Death Knows No Satiety

    Pen and ink drawing, 1990.
    30 x 22 inches.
    25338
    $10,000
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    Lithograph and watercolor on Arches,1993. Artist’s proof. Signed in pencil

    18-7/8 x 27-1/2 inches.
    [45288c].
    $1,500
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    Vashti

    Bronze, 1995.
    28 x 15 x 15 inches.
    25330c
    Price on request
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    Self Portrait (Leonard at 76)

    Woodcut with letters in red, 1999. Signed. Edition 5/50.
    40 x 29 inches.
    $1600

Additional work

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    Love me, love my dog

    Wood engraving, 1958. Signed in pencil. 7 x 6 inches. Fern 353.
    [45227c].
    $800
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    Leonard Baskin AET 42

    Two-color woodcut, 1962. Artist’s proof. Signed in pencil. Fern 420.
    32 x 23-1/2 inches.
    [45115c]
    $750
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    Leonard Baskin: Self Portrait at 44

    Etching, 1966. Edition 10/100. Signed in pencil. Fern 493.
    6 x 7 inches.
    [45233c]
    $500
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    Eagle

    Etching, 1966. Edition 3/60. Signed in pencil. Fern 495.
    9-3/8 x 12-1/2 inches.
    [45234c]
    $900
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    Bird

    Etching in green.
    3 x 3-3/4 inches.
    [45244c]
    $125
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    A Boy and His Face

    Engraving.
    5 x 3-7/8 inches.
    [45252c]
    $150
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    Crow

    Intaglio.
    4-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches.
    [45253c]
    $175
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    Three Nude men

    Linoleum cut, 1949. Signed in pencil. Fern 62. 9-1/8 x 7-1/8 inches.
    [45211c].
    $1,800
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    Day of Atonement

    Wood engraving, 1952. Signed in pencil. Fern 160.
    2-1/2 x 1-1/4 inches.
    [45212c]
    $400
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    The Four Mystics

    Woodcut, 1952. Fern 168.
    11 x 19 inches.
    [45213c]
    $700
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    Elynour and her friends

    Image from p.27 of A POEM CALLED THE TUNNING OF ELYNOUR RUMMYNGE by John Skelton. Wood engraving on Japan. A separate signed proof. 1953. Published by Gehenna Press, Worcester, MA. Fern 237. Hinge residue verso.
    5-1/8 x 3 inches.
    [42463c]
    $350
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    Dog

    Linoleum cut, 1954. Signed in pencil. Fern 243.
    4 x 6-1/4 inches.
    [45217c]
    $300
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    The Funeral

    For Flaubert’s St. Julien The Hospitaller.
    Wood engraving, 1957. Signed in pencil. Fern 305.
    2 x 9-1/4 inches
    [45224c]
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    Crow

    Wood engraving, 1958. Edition 50. Signed in pencil. Fern 316.
    7-7/8 inch diameter.
    [45226c]
    $900
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    Envy

    From The Seven Deadly Sins. Wood engraving, 1958. Two Editions of 300 each. Signed in pencil. Fern 356. Published by The Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA.
    3-3/16 inch diameter.
    [45228c]
    $300
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    Matthias Gruenewald, German 1470-1528

    From Etchings of Ten Favorite Artists. Etching, 1962. Edition 1/50. Signed in pencil. Fern 428. Published by Herman D. Schickman, Delphic Arts, New York.
    17-3/4 x 14-3/4 inches.
    [45229c]
    $1,200
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    Spread Eagle

    Etching, 1966. Edition 15/60. Signed in pencil. Fern 498.
    8-5/8 x 12-1/2 inches.
    [45235c]
    $900
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    Mummy

    Etching, 1967. Edition 17/100. Signed in pencil. Fern 509.
    22-1/5 x 17-1/2 inches.
    [45238c]
    $1,200
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    Blake, from Life Mask by Deville

    From Blake and the Youthful Ancients. Wood engraving, 1956. Edition 50. Signed in pencil. Published by The Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA. Fern 268.
    4 x 2-7/8 inches.
    [45219c]
    $250
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    The Sea

    Illustration for poem IV. From Voyages: Six Poems from White Buildings. Wood engraving, 1957. Edition 1000. Signed in pencil. Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
    4-3/8 x 15-7/8 inches. Fern 295.
    [45222c]
    $1,000
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    Thomas Eakins

    From LAUS PICTORUM, PICTURES OF NINETEENTH CENTURY ARTISTS. Wood engraving. Signed. Block: 1966; impression: 1969. Fern 496.
    2-1/4 x 1-1/3 inches.
    [43143c]
    $225
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    William Morris

    From LAUS PICTORUM. Wood engraving. Signed. 1960. Fern 416.
    3 3/4 x 2 3/8 inches.
    [43144c]
    $325
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    Charles Meryon

    From LAUS PICTORUM. Wood engraving. Edition CLXXXV/CLXXXV. 1969. Fern 542. Published by the Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA.
    4-1/2 x 2-3/8 inches.
    [43147c]
    $275
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    Pictor Ignotus

    From LAUS PICTORUM. Wood engraving. 1969. Fern 546. Published by the Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA.
    3-7/8 x 3-13/16 inches.
    [43148c]
    $125
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    Tashtego

    From the Moby Dick Suite. Lithograph, 1970. Edition AP. Signed in the stone and signed in pencil. Fern and O’Sullivan, 576.
    Sheet size: 17 x 11 1/2 inches.
    21777
    $175
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    Seagull and Shark

    From the Moby Dick Suite. Lithograph, 1970. Edition: 81/200. Signed and dated in the stone and signed and numbered in pencil. Fern and O’Sullivan, 575.
    Sheet size: 17 x 11 1/2 inches.
    21780
    $350
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    Albatross

    From the Moby Dick Suite. Lithograph, 1970. Edition: 177/200. Signed in the stone and signed and numbered in pencil. Fern and O’Sullivan, 569.
    Sheet size: 17 x 11 1/2 inches.
    21775
    $185
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    Embattled Youth

    Etching on Arches. Edition 125. Signed. 1978. Published by Horn Editions & Kennedy Graphics. Fern 670.
    28-1/4 x 19-1/2 inches.
    [43141c]
    $600
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    Othello Young

    From Othello by William Shakespeare. Woodcut on Japanese paper, 1973. Edition: 62/200. Signed and numbered in pencil. Fern and O’Sullivan, 633.
    12 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches.
    21786
    $375
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    Lavinia

    From Titus and Andronicus by William Shakespeare. Etching. Edition: 3/200. Signed and dated in the plate and signed and numbered in pencil. Fern and O’Sullivan, 590.
    12 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches.
    21782
    $325
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    Kafka Person

    Watercolor, 1993. Signed lower right. Dedicated on verso of frame in the artist’s hand: “For Gene from Leonard 1994 April”.
    16-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches. 26-3/4 x 21-3/4 inches framed.
    31375c
    $6000. Framed
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    Oedipus at Colonus

    Etching, 1970. Signed. Edition 19/100. Reference: Fern 553. Stains from previous hinge at top margin.
    23-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches.
    30652c
    $600
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    L.B. at S. 56

    Color woodcut, 1978/79. Signed. Edition 8/150.
    32 x 22 inches.
    29859
    $800
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    L.B. aet S. 51

    Color woodcut, 1973. Signed. Edition 35/100. Fern 618.
    32 x 23-3/8 inches.
    29860
    $950
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    Paula Modersohn-Becker

    Series: Semblant. Lithograph. Signed and Numbered in Pencil. Edition: 12/20.
    9-1/2 x 15 inches.
    25329
    $1200
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    Fattori in Oval

    Series: Semblant. Lithograph printed chine collé, 1990. Signed and numbered in pencil. Edition 11/20.
    11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches.
    25279c
    $1200
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    Mexico

    Color etching, 1995. Signed, titled and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. Edition 20/30.
    7-1/2 x 7-5/8 inches.
    25316
    $2700
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    Odilon Redon

    (Portrait of the French artist, 1840-1916) Series: Laus Pictorum. Etching, 1969. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. Signed in the plate. Edition xiv/xv. Reference: Fern 547.
    8-3/4 x 5-3/4 inches.
    25296
    $900
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    Green Crow with Pan Figures

    Series: Capriccio. Etching in green. Signed in pencil. Artist’s proof.
    7-1/4 x 4-5/8 inches.
    25298
    $1350
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    Gericault

    Etching, 1969. Signed and numbered in pencil. Edition IV/XV. Reference: Fern 535.
    16-3/4 x 13-3/4 inches.
    25318
    $1800
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    Velasquez

    Woodcut, 1963. Signed and annotated AP in pencil. Artist’s proof. Regular edition 50. Reference: Fern 458.
    20 x 13-1/2 inches.
    25540
    $1200
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    The Strabismic Jew

    Woodcut in black with red letters, 1955. Signed. Edition size unknown. Reference: Fern 259.
    40-1/4 x 22-1/2 inches.
    25611c
    $1500
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    Page Twenty-Four

    Illustration for A Poem Called the Tunning of Elynour Rummynage by John Skelton (Btitish poet, 1460-1529). Wood engraving. Published by Gehenna Press, Worcester MA, 1953. Printer’s proof. Regular edition size 118. Signed in pencil. Reference: Fern 236.
    2 x 3-1/8 inches.
    25199
    $225
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    Page Nine

    Illustration for A Poem Called the Tunning of Elynour Rummynage by John Skelton (Btitish poet, 1460-1529). Wood engraving. Published by Gehenna Press, Worcester MA, 1953. Printer’s proof. Regular edition size 118. Signed in pencil. Reference: Fern 232.
    2-1/4 x 2-1/2 inches.
    25195
    SOLD
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    Samuel Palmer, After the Watercolor by Walter

    For Blake and the Youthful Ancients. Wood engraving, 1956. Published by the Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA. Printer’s proof. Regular edition size 50. Signed in pencil. Reference: Fern 275.
    2-1/4 x 1-15/16 inches.
    25206
    SOLD
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    Short Bull, Sioux

    9 color lithograph on BFK Rives, 1972/73. Signed. Edition 44/85. Fern 623. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    23 x 20-1/2 inches.
    30230
    SOLD
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    Quanah Parker, Commanche

    Lithograph on Arches, 1974. Signed. Edition 79/100. Fern 643. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    34-1/2 x 20 inches.
    29851
    $900
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    Chief White Man/Kiowa

    Lithograph, 1973. Signed. Edition 50/100. Reference: Fern 639. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    34-1/4 x 24 inches.
    25302c
    $2000
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    Sitting Bull

    Lithograph, 1972. Signed. Edition 59/160. Fern 613. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    29-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches.
    29948
    $900
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    Wolf Robe, Cheyenne

    Lithograph on BFK Rives, 1972. Signed. Edition 109/160. Fern 617. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    32 x 22 inches.
    29853
    $1200
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    Pedro Cajete, Pueblo

    Lithograph on BFK Rives, 1972. Signed. Edition 114/160. Fern 611. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    30-3/4 x 22 inches.
    30232
    $1200
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    Leader

    Lithograph on BFK Rives, 1971. Signed. Edition 1/160. Fern 602. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    27-1/2 x 19-1/2 inches.
    29856
    $750
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    Sharp Nose, Arapaho

    Lithograph on BFK Rives, 1972. Signed. Edition 104/160. Fern 612. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    32 x 20-1/2 inches.
    30234
    $1200

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