Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969

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Painter, photographer; Roosevelt, N.J.

From the description of Ben Shahn interview, 1964 Apr. 14 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82606033

Artist Ben Shahn was a Russian Jewish immigrant to New York. He apprenticed with a lithographer, studied at several New York colleges, and toured Europe, acquiring the skills to express his artistic ability. He is chiefly remembered as a muralist, painter, photographer, and printmaker, visually chronicling America during the Depression and Prohibition eras. His artistic sensibility was fueled by humanity and a keen social awareness, and his best work reflects his disdain for injustice and his belief in political freedom.

From the description of Ben Shahn letter to Louis Untermeyer, 1964 June 15. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55059403

Painter and photographer; Roosevelt, N.J.

From the description of Ben Shahn interview, 1965 Oct. 3 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77837604

Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was a painter, printmaker, and photographer from Roosevelt, N.J.

From the description of Ben Shahn letter, 1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 636355041

Artist.

From the description of Reminiscences of Ben Shahn : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309725295

Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was a painter and photographer from Roosevelt, N.J.

From the description of Oral history interview with Ben Shahn, 1964 Apr. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646398463

From the description of Oral history interview with Ben Shahn, 1965 Oct. 3 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 458412165

Painter, printmaker, photographer; Roosevelt, N.J.

From the description of Ben Shahn letters and a pamphlet, 1958 and [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122599441

Shahn was a printmaker, photographer and social activist; Roosevelt, N.J.; Goldman, the author of several books on American reform and American art.

From the description of Ben Shahn interview, 1965 Jan. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83826127

Painter; Roosevelt, N.J.

From the description of Ben Shahn interview, 1968 Sept. 27 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84043475

Painter, printmaker, photographer, illustrator; Roosevelt, N.J.

Shahn immigrated from Lithuania to the United States in 1906. He apprenticed as a lithographer, 1913-1917, and studied at the National Academy of Design from 1919 to 1922. He had his first solo exhibition at the Downtown Gallery in 1930. Shahn took photographs of rural areas for the Farm Security Administration between 1935 and 1938. During the 1940s, he made posters for the Office of War Information.

From the description of Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990 (bulk 1933-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80758433

Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was a social realist painter, muralist, printmaker, photographer, illustrator, and teacher who worked primarily in Brooklyn, New York and New Jersey. He was most active in the 1930s through the 1950s and worked on several federally funded arts projects, including the Farm Security Administration's photographic documentation project of rural America during the Depression.

Ben Shahn was born in Kovno, Lithuania and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1906 where he settled in Brooklyn, and later Roosevelt, New Jersey, after becoming a naturalized citizen in 1918.

Following an apprenticeship as a lithographer from 1913-1917, Shahn studied at New York University, the City College of New York, and the National Academy of Design from 1919-1922. He married Tillie Goldstein in 1922 and they had two children, Judith and Ezra.

Two years after Shahn's first solo exhibition at the Downtown Gallery in 1930, his Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, a series of 23 gouaches about the Sacco and Vanzetti trial of the 1920s, was exhibited at the Downtown Gallery to critical and public acclaim. The exhibition marked the beginning of Shahn's reputation as one of the most important social realist painters in America. Shahn's commitment to social and political justice found a natural outlet in mural painting when, in 1933, he was hired to assist Diego Rivera on the labor and industry mural Man at the Crossroads, for New York City's Rockefeller Center. The mural was destroyed amid controversy in 1933 before it was completed, but Shahn had learned much about the art of fresco painting during the project and was inspired by the potential of the mural as a unique art form for presenting life's struggles and stories to a large public audience. Between 1933 and 1937 Shahn worked on various murals for other buildings, including New York's Central Park Casino (circa 1934) and Riker's Island Prison (1934), none of which saw completion. In 1937, however, the Farm Security Administration (FSA) commissioned Shahn to execute a mural for the Community Center in the town of Jersey Homesteads, later Roosevelt, New Jersey, which Shahn completed in 1938. Shahn settled in Jersey Homesteads the following year and remained there for the rest of his life. Other important mural commissions followed for the Bronx Central Post office (1939) and the Social Security Building in Washington DC (1942).

One of Shahn's assistants on the Jersey Homesteads mural was Bernarda Bryson, whom he had met in 1933 when she came to New York to interview Rivera about the Rockefeller Center mural controversy for an Ohio newspaper. Shahn and Bryson became lifetime companions and had three children, Susanna, Jonathan and Abigail, although they did not marry until shortly before Shahn's death in 1969. Shahn and Tillie Goldstein were divorced in 1944.

Shahn had enrolled with the federal Public Works of Art Project in 1934, and between 1935 and 1938 he and Bryson travelled across country as Shahn photographed poverty-stricken areas and documented rural life for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Resettlement Agency. Shahn's interest in photography developed in the early 1930s when, encouraged by his friendship with Walker Evans, he began photographing street scenes and people in New York City. He later used the images as the basis for many of his prints and paintings.

In 1942 Shahn began working for the Office of War Information (OWI) and was instructed to produce posters and pamphlets explaining to citizens the necessities of wartime, such as the need for secrecy and food rationing. Ultimately, only two of Shahn's posters were ever used; the rest were rejected as being too harsh for their intended audience. Shahn later worked for the Congress of Industrial Organization Political Action Committee (CIO-PAC), producing posters for the 1944 campaign to re-elect Roosevelt, who he believed in deeply. He was promoted to director of the CIO's Graphic Arts Division for the 1946 congressional campaign following Roosevelt's death, but that job ended when the election went poorly for the Democratic party.

Shahn returned increasingly to painting and a retrospective of his work was held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1947. He also became more active in academia as an accomplished writer, teacher and lecturer. He received honorary doctorates from Princeton University and Harvard University, and become the Charles Eliot Norton professor at Harvard in 1956. Shahn's Norton lectures were collected and published as the influential The Shape of Content in 1957. He also began to work as a commercial artist for a variety of companies and publications including CBS, Time, Harper's, and the Container Corporation of America. Shahn believed, however, that the artist's ideas and integrity must always be reflected in his commercial art. He refused to compromise on this point and was very selective in his choice of commercial commissions. Shahn illustrated many books and articles, designed sets for stage productions such as New York Export: Opus Jazz, choreographed by Jerome Robbins, and designed mural mosaics for synagogues, universities and private homes.

Since the 1930s Shahn had been represented by Edith Halpert at the Downtown Gallery, but his relationship with her was always contentious on the subject of payments Shahn received for commercial work, and became increasingly so as his income from such sources increased. Finally, in 1968, Shahn wrote to Halpert telling her that after ten years of "an accumulation of ill-feeling, discomfort and recrimination between us" he felt compelled to end their dealer-artist relationship.

By the time of Shahn's break with Halpert his health had begun to fail. He died of a heart attack following surgery in a New York City hospital on March 14, 1969.

From the guide to the Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

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referencedIn Papers, 1872, 1932-1997 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Interviews of artists by Brian O'Doherty, [ca. 1962]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn interview, 1965 Oct. 3 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn The Frederick and Rose Plaut Papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Harvard Art Museum. Exhibition Records, 1905-2008 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh papers, 1908-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn interview, 1964 Apr. 14 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Reminiscences of Ben Shahn : oral history, 1960. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Roach, Michael. Poster and Broadside Collection of Tamiment Institute Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, [ca. 1904-1991]. 1935-1975 (bulk). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Okada, Frank S. (Frank Sumio), 1931-2000,. Oral history interview with Frank S. Okada, 1990 August 16-17 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979. James Thrall Soby papers, 1928-1975 (bulk 1935-1955). Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Evans, Walker, 1903-1975. Walker Evans interviews, 1971 Oct. 13-1971 Dec. 23 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1967-1968. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Greywacz, Kathryn Burch, b. 1893. Oral history interview with Kathryn Burch Greywacz, 1964 Mar. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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referencedIn Navas, Elizabeth S., 1885-1979. Elizabeth S. Navas papers, 1939-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974. Moses Soyer papers, circa 1905-1974. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991. Harper's Magazine records kept by managing editor Russell Lynes, 1946-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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referencedIn Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.). Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bentivoglio, Mirella, 1922-. Mirella Bentivoglio correspondence regarding Ben Shahn, 1959-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968] [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Greywacz, Kathryn Burch, b. 1893. Kathryn Burch Greywacz interview, 1964 Mar. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. The Frederick and Rose Plaut papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. The Frederick and Rose Plaut papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Bryson, Bernarda. Bernarda Bryson Shahn papers, [ca. 1947]- 2005. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006 Harvard Art Museum Archives
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990 (bulk 1933-1970). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Greywacz, Kathryn Burch, b. 1893. Oral history interview with Kathryn Burch Greywacz, 1964 Mar. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bancroft, Mary. Papers, 1872-1997 (inclusive), 1932-1987 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Bethers, Ray, 1902-. Ray Bethers papers, 1949-1950. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Beatitudes. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975. Charles Alan interviews, 1970 Aug. 20-1970 Aug. 25 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968] [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh papers, 1875-1994, bulk, 1930-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997. Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers, 1863-1970. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Tony Schwartz collection, 1912-2008, 1950-2008 Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn interview, 1965 Jan. 17. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn George Biddle Papers, 1863-1973, (bulk 1916-1973) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. PAD/D pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Collier, John, 1913-. Oral history interview with John Collier, 1965 Jan. 18. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Esman, Betty, 1904-1996. Betty Esman papers, 1926-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Holland Collection of World War II Posters, 1941-1946 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn letter to Louis Untermeyer, 1964 June 15. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Evans, Walker, 1903-1975,. Oral history interview with Walker Evans, 1971 Oct. 13-Dec. 23 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Biddle, George, 1885-. George Biddle papers, 1910-1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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creatorOf Moore, Suzanne. To paint is to love again : facets of art, life, love and language : excerpts from the works of Carl Sesar, Ben Shahn, Wassily Kandinsky and Henry Miller : calligraphic manuscript, 1988. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Papers of Paul J. Sachs, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006 Harvard Art Museum Archives
referencedIn Morse, John D., 1906-. Ben Shahn / by John D. Morse and Jean Charlot. Rutgers University
referencedIn Herron, William D. William D. Herron collection on Ohio University alumni and staff 1934-1979. Ohio University, Alden Library
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969,. Oral history interview with Ben Shahn, 1965 Oct. 3 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Unites States. War Information Office. Graphics Division. Grow your own / Can your own. Poster, designed by Ben Shahn. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Joseph Hirshhorn letters, 1958. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Parsons, Anne Bowen. Anne Bowen Parsons collection of interviews on art, 1967-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Taller, Stephen Lee, 1933-1997. Stephen Lee Taller Ben Shahn Archive, 1982-1997. Harvard University, Fine Arts Library
referencedIn Gorelick, Boris, 1912-. Oral history interview with Boris Gorelick, 1964 May 20. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Federation of Arts. American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993 (bulk 1909-1969). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968] [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Paone, Peter, 1936-. Oral history interview with Peter Paone, 1991 Sept. 27. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, 1965-1968 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn letter, 1958. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Eva Lee Gallery. Eva Lee Gallery records, 1921-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.). Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Weidner, Roswell T., 1911-. Roswell Weidner papers, 1930-1989. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn World War posters, 1914-1945 Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
referencedIn American war posters from the Second World War, circa 1940-1945 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Arnoni, M. S. (Menachem S.), 1922-1985. Menachem Arnoni collection, 1961-1968. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Bernarda Bryson Shahn papers, 1872-2004, bulk 1904-2004 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Great Issues (Dartmouth College). Records, 1946-1974. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Pollack, Peter, 1909-1978. Peter Pollack papers, 1945-1978. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Bryson, Bernarda,. Oral history interview with Bernarda Bryson Shahn, 1983 Apr. 29 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Angell, Norman, 1874-1967. Gilbert F. White papers, 1942-1957. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Jewish Theological Seminary of America. General Files. Records, 1902-1972. 1940-1972 (bulk). Ocean County College Library, OCC Library
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978. Holland collection of World War II posters [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Conant, Howard Somers, 1921-. Howard Somers Conant papers, [ca.1946]-1985. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975. Oral history interview with Charles Alan, 1970 Aug. 20-1970 Aug. 25 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Listening to pictures : interviews. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Photographs by Ben Shahn, 1930-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006. Arnold Newman interviews, 1971 July 17-1971 Aug. 23. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Leavitt, Nancy Ruth. Crossroads : a book about journey; excerpts from H Miller, B Shahn, U2, K Young & N Leavitt : autograph manuscript, signed, 1992. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Collier, John, 1913-. John Collier interview, 1965 Jan. 18 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn History of photography collection, 1840-1986 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Barnet, Will, 1911-. Will Barnet papers, 1938-2000. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Oral history interview with Ben Shahn, 1964 Apr. 14. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Ben Shahn 1898-1969 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Anthologie du frisson : Eric Kahler : drawing, [19--]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Paone, Peter, 1936-. Peter Paone interview, 1991 Sept. 27. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Osborn, Robert Chesley, 1904-1994. Robert Chesley Osborn letters to Eero Saarinen and Lilian Swann Saarinen, circa 1950. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Eva Lee Gallery records, 1921-1973 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Paint and paint and draw and draw [excerpts from The Shape of content] : manuscript book : [n.p., 1987 Feb.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn interview, 1968 Sept. 27 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Mildred Constantine Papers, 1945-2008 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Namuth, Hans. Hans Namuth photographs and papers, 1952-ca. 1985 (bulk 1953- 1970). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979. James Thrall Soby papers, 1930-1979. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section. Farm Security Administration (FSA) selected records and photographs, 1935-1942. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997. Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers, 1863-1970. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Pantheon Books. Records, 1944-1968. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bryson, Bernarda,. Oral history interview with Bernarda Bryson Shahn, 1995 July 3. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf United States. War Information Office. Graphics Division. Our manpower. Poster, designed by Ben Shahn. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Neuberger, Roy R. Roy R. Neuberger papers, 1940-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Arwin Galleries (Detroit, Mich.). Arwin Galleries records, 1948-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gorelick, Boris, 1912-. Oral history interview with Boris Gorelick, 1964 May 20 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn James Thrall Soby papers, 1928-1975, 1935-1955 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-. Oral history interview with Arthur Rothstein, 1964 May 25 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Coolidge, John, 1913-1995. Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006. Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Bryson, Bernarda. Bernarda Bryson Shahn papers, 1972-2004, bulk 1904-2004. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Okada, Frank S. (Frank Sumio), 1931-2000,. Oral history interview with Frank S. Okada, 1990 Aug. 16-17 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Shahn, Ben : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Katharine Kuh papers, 1875-1994, bulk 1930-1994 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn letters and a pamphlet, 1958 and [undated]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970. Henry Ernest Schnakenberg papers, 1905-1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph), 1904-1979. Papers, 1914-1987. Brown University, John Hay Library
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associatedWith Unites States. War Information Office. Graphics Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977, person
associatedWith Vachon, John, 1914-1975. person
associatedWith Weidner, Roswell T., 1911- person
associatedWith Wightman, Julia P., person
associatedWith Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. person
associatedWith Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963. person
associatedWith Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910- person
associatedWith Zorach, William, 1887-1966. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Jersey--Roosevelt
New Jersey
New Jersey--Roosevelt
New Jersey
United States
New Jersey--Roosevelt
New Jersey--Roosevelt
United States
New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey
California
California
United States
Subject
Printmakers
Illustrators
Painting, American
Art--Study and teaching
Social problems in art
Photographers--Interviews
Photographers
Art, American
Federal aid to the arts
Art--Economic aspects
Painters--United States
Painting--Technique
Mural painting and decoration
Printmakers--United States
Documentary photography
New Deal, 1933-1939
Illustrators--United States
Jewish art and symbolism
Jewish artists--20th century--Correspondence
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Lithography
Painters--Interviews
Artists--Political activity
Painters
Mural painting and decoration, American
Politics in art
Art--Political aspects
Photographers--United States
Art--Philosophy
Occupation
Photographers--Photograph Collections
Artists
Function

Person

Birth 1898-09-12

Death 1969-03-14

Americans

English

Information

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