By Howard Greenfeld

Ben Shahn was once born in Lithuania in 1898 and emigrated to big apple along with his relatives in 1906. informed as a lithographer, Shahn created social realist work of debatable topics equivalent 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, long island, and New Jersey. In 1935, Walker Evans invited him to affix the recent Deal’s Farm defense management. As a photographer, Shahn documented the melancholy within the American South with Evans and Dorothea Lange. throughout the struggle years, he labored for the place of work of struggle info (OWI) generating propaganda posters prior to returning to portray. towards the tip of his lifestyles 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 whole lifetime of the artist and is illustrated with ninety of his images, images, and paintings.

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

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