Ben Shahn

(American, 1898 - 1969)

bring back my sons from far and my daughters from the end of the earth by ben shahn

Ben Shahn

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

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everything comes from everything by ben shahn

Ben Shahn

Everything Comes from Everything, 1959

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Biografie

Chronologie

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
His reputation as a leading artist in the social realist movement is cemented
1931 - 1933
Painted his most famous series of works: “The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti,” followed by “The Mooney Series”

Ausstellungen

2007
American Modernism, The de Yound Museum, San Francisco, CA
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