Ben Shahn

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Noun1.Ben Shahn - United States artist whose work reflected social and political themes (1898-1969)
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One likes to read it if it's worth reading, as Ben Shahn said.
Golub does not normally work as a "political artist" in the way artists as different as Ben Shahn or John Heartfield have done; he does not encourage us to take a side.
She overlooks Ben Shahn, whose impact on Rockwell's later style and social evangelism must have been huge.
Best remembered as a painter and graphic artist, Ben Shahn also left behind a body of photographs driven by the same passionately leftist politics as the rest of his art.
By committing to this recent series Wason has joined a small group of overtly political artists who have worked with clay but this is a wide and honourable tradition throughout the visual arts following Goya, Picasso and Ben Shahn amongst many others.
Along with Lawrence's series, the exhibition also includes other accounts of the Migration from the era, including novels and poems by writers such as Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and Richard Wright; music by Josh White, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday; photographs by Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, Gordon Parks, and Robert McNeill; sociological tracts by Carter Woodson, Charles Johnson, Emmett Scott, and Walter White; and paintings by Charles Alston, Romare Bearden, and Charles White.
As a fully indoctrinated Reform Jew of the 1950s and 1960s, when social justice was considered the preeminent Jewish value, I found [the Lithuanian-born] Ben Shahn the ultimate Jewish artist.
BOSTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1952 Ben Shahn said to Marian Parry, "Marian, make the most beautiful book you can and I'll take it to Curt Valentin.
Along with photographic heavyweights Gordon Parks, Walker Evans, and Ben Shahn, the FSA hired Dorothea Lange, and it was her photographs in particular that helped win the hearts and minds of millions of Americans by showing them the beauty of the nation's down and out.
While including entries on the more predictable artists such as Ben Shahn, Raphael Soyer, and Max Weber, she also includes some unexpected entries on significant contemporary artists such as Richard Serra and Barbara Kruger as well as sketches of several Jewish photographers who have played a key role in the advancement and acceptance of the medium as an art form.
Referred to Freeman's by the London office of Lyon & Turnbull, the collection includes works by Ben Shahn, Ilya Schor, Alfred Daniels, Chaim Gross, Robert Vickrey, Jacob Lawrence, Jules Kirschenbaum, Philip Evergood and Gregorio Prestopino, inspired by poems from Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams and others.