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New York

Ben Shahn (American, b. Lithuania, 1898-1969)

New York, 1947

  • Tempera on paper mounted on canvas and panel
  • 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
  • The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Purchase: Oscar and Regina Gruss Charitable and Educational Foundation Fund, 1996-23
  • Art © Estate of Ben Shahn/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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Berger, Maurice, and Joan Rosenbaum, eds. Masterworks of The Jewish Museum. New York: The Jewish Museum; New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004.

Chevlowe, Susan. Common Man, Mythic Vision: The Paintings of Ben Shahn. New York: The Jewish Museum; Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998.

Encyclopedia Judaica (CD-ROM, version 1.0. Jerusalem: Judaica Multimedia, 1997).

Greenfield, Howard. Ben Shahn: An Artist’s Life. New York: Random House, 1998.

Kao, Deborah Martin, Laura Katzman, and Jenna Webster. Ben Shahn’s New York: The Photography of Modern Times. Cambridge, MA: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums; New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000.

Morse, John D., ed. Ben Shahn. New York: Praeger, 1972.

Rodman, Selden. Portrait of the Artist as an American: Ben Shahn, A Biography with Pictures. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1951.

The Phillips Collection: Biography of Ben Shahn.

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