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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A Rembrandt, Constant Permeke, Ben Shahn, Will Roberts and Toulouse Lautrec: for their humanity and deep understanding of human nature.
(12) One Popular Front visual artist at the OWI whom Olson became good friends with was Ben Shahn, a relationship that extended to their respective families and lasted a decade.
The landscape, homes, furniture, workshops, and other structures that he designed and built here reflect his mastery of technology and aesthetics that combined Japanese traditions with modern advanced structural theory." And May 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of his arts building, which is adorned with a large, abstract mosaic created by artist Ben Shahn. Inside a sound sculpture by Harry Bertoia beckons, while other beryllium copper sculptures of his dot the property.
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.
Ben Shahn, Alice & Martin Provensen, Pauline Baynes
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.
Her conceptual grasp of the communicative powers and stylistic possibilities of the printed word is unparalleled, in that regard matching or surpassing the achievements of John Heartfield, Ben Shahn, Barbara Kruger, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Holzer, Mel Bochner, Bruce Nauman, Kay Rosen, and Raymond Pettibon.
152) The demonstration of this premise is done by using examples from the art of Samuel Hirszenberg, Marc Chagall, Ben Shahn, Jan Burka, Reuven Rubin and Samuel Bak.
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.