Ben Shahn | the artist




The artist Ben Shahn
Born Sept 12 1898, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Died 1969 New York, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Printmakers, Photography, Documenta Kassel,


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Ben Shahn made two important contributions to the newly formed Historical Section in 1935. First, of course, were the photographs he himself added to the agency’s file. The portion dating from 1935 is small—less than 2 percent of the eight-year accumulation—but about one-third of those early images are Shahn’s…
Lute and Molecules
Biography
6 Works online
Ben Shahnís interest and involvement in politics was longstanding and greatly influenced his artistic career. He was born in Lithuania in 1898 into a family of Jewish craftsmen. His fatherís anti-czarist activities forced the family to immigrate to the United States in 1906. Shahn grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn…


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