Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Leonard Baskin was committed to art at a young age. During his lifetime he studied briefly at NYU’s School of Architecture, Yale’s School of Fine Arts, and beginning in 1950 went overseas to study at Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, and Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence….
Rouault was born in 1871 and witnessed the tragedies of World War I. Inspired by the suffering of fellow human beings and his devout Catholicism, Rouault used his art to express the social turmoil and spiritual corruption he observed. From the Misery volume of the series entitled Miserere et Guerre, or Misery and War, this…