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Ben Shahn

Painter (12-Sep-1898 — 14-Mar-1969)


Susan Chevlowe (editor). Common Man, Mythic Vision: The Paintings of Ben Shahn. Princeton University Press. 1998. 194pp.

Howard Greenfeld. Ben Shahn: An Artist's Life. Random House. 2004. 366pp.

Kneeland McNulty. The Collected Prints of Ben Shahn. Philadelphia Museum of Art. 1967. 150pp.

John D. Morse. Ben Shahn. Praeger. 1972. 228pp.

Frances K. Pohl. Ben Shahn: New Deal Artist in a Cold War Climate, 1947-1954. University of Texas Press. 1989. 237pp.

Frances Kathryn Pohl. Ben Shahn: With Ben Shahn's writings. Pomegranate. 1993. 168pp.

Kenneth Wade Prescott. The Complete Graphic Works of Ben Shahn. Quadrangle. 1973. 250pp.

Selden Rodman. Portrait of the Artist as an American: A Biography with Pictures. Harper. 1951. 180pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1008)

  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.697)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1332)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.938)

  9. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.438)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.683)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.935)

  12. Who's Who in World Jewry 1965 (p.878)

  13. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.641)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.661)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.449)

  16. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.4, p.569)

  17. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.721)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.67)

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