"Helen Goes Ahead- Crow" is an original lithograph signed by the artist Leonard Baskin. This is a proof purchased directly from the artist. Leonard Baskin signed the work in the lower right margin and labelled the work as a proof in the lower left margin, written with graphite. This work depicts a Crow woman named Helen Goes Ahead in front of a red background.
Artwork Size: 19" x 12 1/2"
Frame Size: 31 1/2" x 24 7/8"
Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was an american artist born in New Jersey and taught art classes in Massachusetts. He has received many public commissions (including a bas relief for the FDR Memorial), honors, and his work is owned by many major museums around the world.
Baskin’s interest in nineteenth century Native Americans was roused into acute attendance from ignorant indifference, when the National Park Service asked him to provide illustrations for the handbook that described the then called “Custer National Park”, now called “Little Big-Horn National Park”. Baskin’s detestation of Custer was as near instantaneous as was his respect for the people of the Sioux. He created two series of lithographs of diverse Nineteenth Century Native Americans, in which he has captured the sense of loss and betrayal felt by these people, as well as the despairing and aloof dignity of the nineteenth century chiefs.