Ben Shahn: An Artist's Life by Howard Greenfeld

By Howard Greenfeld

Ben Shahn was once born in Lithuania in 1898 and emigrated to ny together with his kin in 1906. proficient as a lithographer, Shahn created social realist work of debatable matters resembling Sacco and Vanzetti. He labored as an assistant to Diego Rivera on Rivera’s Rockefeller heart mural, and later created his personal public work of art in Washington, long island, and New Jersey. In 1935, Walker Evans invited him to hitch the recent Deal’s Farm safety management. As a photographer, Shahn documented the melancholy within the American South with Evans and Dorothea Lange. in the course of the struggle years, he labored for the workplace of battle details (OWI) generating propaganda posters ahead of returning to portray. towards the top of his lifestyles he labored as a advertisement artist, taught and wrote approximately paintings, together with The Biography of a portray (1956) and the form of content material (1960). Howard Greenfeld's biography is the 1st whole lifetime of the artist and is illustrated with ninety of his photos, photos, and paintings.

“Howard Greenfeld’s process scrupulously balances the private and the political to supply a rounded portrait... offers a resounding feel of a decided person making his mark as an immigrant within the turbulent the USA of melancholy and struggle, social upheaval and reaction.” — David Cohen, the recent York Times

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