Ben Shahn: An Artist's Life by Howard Greenfeld PDF

By Howard Greenfeld

ISBN-10: 0679783121

ISBN-13: 9780679783121

Ben Shahn used to be born in Lithuania in 1898 and emigrated to big apple along with his family members in 1906. knowledgeable as a lithographer, Shahn created social realist work of debatable topics akin to Sacco and Vanzetti. He labored as an assistant to Diego Rivera on Rivera’s Rockefeller middle mural, and later created his personal public work of art in Washington, ny, and New Jersey. In 1935, Walker Evans invited him to hitch the recent Deal’s Farm defense management. As a photographer, Shahn documented the melancholy within the American South with Evans and Dorothea Lange. through the conflict years, he labored for the place of work of warfare info (OWI) generating propaganda posters sooner than returning to portray. towards the tip of his lifestyles he labored as a advertisement artist, taught and wrote approximately artwork, 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, photographs, and paintings.

“Howard Greenfeld’s method scrupulously balances the non-public and the political to supply a rounded portrait... offers a powerful feel of a made up our minds person making his mark as an immigrant within the turbulent the US of melancholy and conflict, social upheaval and reaction.” — David Cohen, the recent York Times

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