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Philosophy and Art: Ben Shahn

French Workers

Poster by Ben Shahn for the War Information Board; image from the National Archives, Powers of Persuasion exhibit

Colby College Museum of Art

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A Few Resources

Grove Art Online: biographical article
                                article on Propaganda


  • BEN SHAHN: THE ARTIST AS SOCIAL CRITIC                                                                                                                                           Werner, A. AMERICAN ARTIST 39.401 (Dec. 1975): 48-53, 80-81.
  • The Artist and the Politicians: Ben Shahn, 1947-1954   Pohl, Frances Kathryn. University of California,                                                                                                             Los Angeles, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 1985.
Colby Catalog:  subject Ben Shahn
                                     author Ben Shahn
                                    Social realism : art as a weapon / edited and introduced by David Shapiro      
                                                   ART N6512.5.S57 S48               

Video by 2009 National History Day Senior Documentary Finalist, Lauren White

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