Ben Shahn


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United States artist whose work reflected social and political themes (1898-1969)

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Ben Shahn, a contemporary of Lawrence, is a comparable figure in many respects: both painters emerge from a rich tradition of storytelling, and they share some artistic solutions.
A favourite reference of Bee's was from a collection of essays, The Shape of Content, by American artist Ben Shahn, in which he asks the question, "What makes an artist?
The works of black artists such as Radcliff Bailey, Whitfield Lovell, Gordon Parks and Carrie Mae Weems are included alongside the works of many non-black artists including Graciela Iturbide, Helen Levitt and Ben Shahn.
While marred by a number of unfortunate spelling errors, this book nicely recaps Warhol's artistic roots in the commercial art world at a time when he was considered the "inexpensive version" of artist Ben Shahn.
11, explores what realism means in works by Ben Shahn, William Gropper, Philip Pearlstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and others; and it runs through Feb.
52-55) and surrounding sections, Levin describes the rivalry between politically conservative and left-wing Americanists, carefully placing Thomas Hart Benton, Diego Rivera, Paul Rosenfeld, Ben Shahn, Alfred Stieglitz, and others in the political landscape, illustrating their diverse approaches to art, and explaining their relationship to Copland.
On the cover of his book (see below) is an illustration by Ben Shahn called Sunday Painting, and that points toward Berry's weekly ritual: a solitary meditation on the way of life that he has created in this landscape, stray thoughts elevated to the level of formal poetry.
Many artists, such as Thomas Hart Benton, Norman Rockwell, Ben Shahn, and Grant Wood, created overtly propagandistic posters, illustrations, and paintings.
Throughout his life, Ben Shahn paid close attention to the human heart; for those who know his art, the heart beats a little steadier.
Set to an evocative jazz score by Robert Prince and abstract urban backdrops by Ben Shahn, the dance told the story of disaffected urban youth through movement that blended ballet, jazz and ballroom dancing with Latin, African and American rhythms to create a powerfully expressive, sexy and contemporary style.
Artists who used facial exaggeration for political effect include Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Thomas Nast (1840-1902) and Ben Shahn (1898-1969).
He additionally interprets transforming events that shaped the artist's life including De Staebler's summer at Black Mountain College studying with Ben Shahn and Robert Motherwell; and the unexpected death of his mother in a plane crash.
Among the artists: Hans Hofmann, Jackson Pollock, Frans Kline, Mark Rothko, William de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Ben Shahn, and Judith Shahn, to name just a few.
Jonathan Boos, with bases in New York and Bloomfield Village, MI, specializes in American paintings, drawings, and sculpture created between 1850 and 1950, with a particular focus on works of the Ashcan School, American Scene painting, and the Stieglitz Group, including such varied artists as Stuart Davis, Ben Shahn, George Bellows, Milton Avery, Jacob Lawrence, Marsden Hartley, and Georgia O'Keeffe.
A new burst of Haggadah creativity came about in the 20th century, as Jewish artists such as Arthur Szyk, Ben Shahn and Leonard Baskin produced their own.