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By Howard Greenfeld

ISBN-10: 0679783121

ISBN-13: 9780679783121

Ben Shahn used to be born in Lithuania in 1898 and emigrated to big apple together with his family members in 1906. expert as a lithographer, Shahn created social realist work of debatable topics similar to Sacco and Vanzetti. He labored as an assistant to Diego Rivera on Rivera’s Rockefeller heart mural, and later created his personal public work of art in Washington, big apple, and New Jersey. In 1935, Walker Evans invited him to affix the hot Deal’s Farm protection management. As a photographer, Shahn documented the melancholy within the American South with Evans and Dorothea Lange. through the warfare years, he labored for the workplace of conflict details (OWI) generating propaganda posters ahead of returning to portray. towards the top of his existence he labored as a advertisement artist, taught and wrote approximately artwork, together with The Biography of a portray (1956) and the form of content material (1960). Howard Greenfeld's biography is the 1st entire lifetime of the artist and is illustrated with ninety of his photos, photographs, and paintings.

“Howard Greenfeld’s technique scrupulously balances the non-public and the political to supply a rounded portrait... offers a resounding experience of a decided person making his mark as an immigrant within the turbulent the United States of melancholy and struggle, social upheaval and reaction.” — David Cohen, the recent York Times

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