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Friday, June 10, 2011

Shahn, Ben


"SELF PORTRAIT AMONG CHURCHGOERS"
1939
Tempera on Masonite
20 1/16 in. X 29 1/2 in.

Ben Shahn (1898 – 1969)
Lithuanian-born American artist.
He is best known for his works of social realism.
His art is striking but also introspective and often captured figures engrossed in their own worlds.

He mixed different genres of art and his body of art is distinctive for its lack of traditional landscapes, still lifes, and portraits.