Ben Shahn  (American, 1898-1969) 

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Ben Shahn, Alienation

 

Ben Shahn
Alienation
1943

Madron LLC
Ben Shahn, Freedom of the Press

 

Ben Shahn
Freedom of the Press
1939

Jonathan Boos, LLC
Ben Shahn, Suzanna and the Elders

 

Ben Shahn
Suzanna and the Elders
circa 1940-1950

Robert Funk Fine Art
Ben Shahn, Flowering Brushes

 

Ben Shahn
Flowering Brushes
1968

George Krevsky Gallery
Ben Shahn, To Days of Childhood That Are Still Unexplained

 

Ben Shahn
To Days of Childhood That Are Still Unexplained
1968

David Barnett Gallery
Ben Shahn, One Must Know the Animals

 

Ben Shahn
One Must Know the Animals
David Barnett Gallery
Ben Shahn, The News (Lucky Dragon)

 

Ben Shahn
The News (Lucky Dragon)
1957

George Krevsky Gallery
Ben Shahn, 6th Avenue, New York City

 

Ben Shahn
6th Avenue, New York City
1932

Howard Greenberg Gallery
Ben Shahn, McCarthy Peace

 

Ben Shahn
McCarthy Peace
1968

Kiechel Fine Art
Ben Shahn, Frederick Douglass, IV

 

Ben Shahn
Frederick Douglass, IV
1965

Kiechel Fine Art
Ben Shahn, Beatitudes

 

Ben Shahn
Beatitudes
1955

Kiechel Fine Art
Ben Shahn, Praise Him with Psaltery and Harp

 

Ben Shahn
Praise Him with Psaltery and Harp
1966

George Krevsky Gallery
Ben Shahn, Untitled (The Noyes School of Rhythm)

 

Ben Shahn
Untitled (The Noyes School of Rhythm)
ClampArt
Ben Shahn, Everything Comes from Everything

 

Ben Shahn
Everything Comes from Everything
1959

DC Moore Gallery
Ben Shahn, Bring Back My Sons From Far and My Daughters from the End of the Earth

 

Ben Shahn
Bring Back My Sons From Far and My Daughters from the End of the Earth
1964

DC Moore Gallery
Ben Shahn, Halleluja Suite

 

Ben Shahn
Halleluja Suite
1970-1971

John Szoke
  

1898   Born in Kovno (Kaunus), Lithuania
1906   Emigrated with his family to New York in 1906
1913   Served as an apprentice to a lithographer
1917 - 1921   Studied art at New York University, City College of New York and the National Academy of Design
1922   Married Tillie Goldstein
1925 - 1929   Traveled several times to Europe and North Africa with his wife
1929   Birth of daughter Judith
1930   First solo exhibition at The Downtown Gallery in New York. A work is also exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art
1930   His reputation as a leading artist in the social realist movement is cemented
1931   Shared a studio with photographer Walker Evans in New York
1931 - 1933   Painted his most famous series of works: “The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti,” followed by “The Mooney Series”
1933   Worked with muralist Diego Rivera for a mural at Rockefeller Center in New York
1933   Birth of son Ezra
1935   After divorcing Tillie, remarried to Bernarda Bryson
1936   Birth of daughter Susanna by Bernarda
1937   Moved to Jersey Homesteads (Roosevelt), New Jersey
1933 - 1938   Worked as a photographer for the Farm Security Administration, recording images of Depression era America
1938   Birth of son Jonathan
1937 - 1943   Created several public murals, including one for the Bronx Courthouse, New York
1947   Retrospective exhibition is shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1954   With Willem de Kooning, chosen to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale
1956 - 1957   Served as the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. His Norton Lectures are published by Harvard as “The Shape of Content”
1969   Died in New York, NY
2007   American Modernism, The de Yound Museum, San Francisco, CA
2007   For the People, The Frances Lehmen Loeb Art Center, Pougheepsie, NY
2006   Starting at Zero - Black Mountain College 1933-57, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (England)
2005   The Bitter Years, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL
2004   American Expressionism - Art and Social Change, 1920s-1950s, Mary and Leigh Blcok Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
2003   New York - Capitale de la photographie (1900-2000), Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne
2002   New York: Capital of Photography, MMoCA - THe Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
2001   Greed and Other Recent Acquisitions, ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
2000   Propaganda and dreams - photography of the 1930s in the USSR and the USA, The State Russian Museum - Mikhailovsky Castle, St. Petersburg
1999   Propaganda and dreams - Photographing the 1930s in the USSR and the US, ICP - International Center of Photorgraphy, New York City, NY
1998   The Posters American Style, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL