Ben Shahn

Shahn, Ben

 
(1898-1969) Pintor estadounidense. Autor de Mujeres de mineros.
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De 1950 a 1951, estudió en la Art Students League of New York, donde conoció a Robert Rauschenberg, quien lo alentó a asistir al Black Mountain College cerca de Asheville, en Carolina del Norte. En el Black Mountain (1951-1952) estudió con Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell y Ben Shahn, y conoció al compositor John Cage.
En la mayoría de los casos, el trabajo y la vida de dichos artistas no existieron en dos esferas culturales diferentes sino en una que incorporaba elementos de ambas. Ello sucede en casos tales como los de Soutine, Chagall, Nussbaum, Ben Shahn, Hundertwasser y Kitaj.
Ejemplo: 'Muralistas mexicanos', 'Realismo socialista'; obras: 'Neue Sachlichkeit' de Grosz, Dix y Beckmann, y de Ben Shahn y Jack Levine.
Entre los pintores europeos que trabajaron con témpera se incluyen: Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Dix, Eliot Hodgkin, y Pyke Koch; y el medio fue popular para artistas americanos como Regionalista Thomas Hart Benton y su estudiante Roger Medearis; Social Realistas como Isabel Bishop, Reginald Marsh, and Ben Shahn; Jacob Lawrence, Paul Cadmus, Jared French, Rudolph F.
The Shape of Content. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1957. Soby, James. Ben Shahn Paintings. New York: George Braziller Inc., 1963.
2008. Ben Shahn: Passion for Justice, PBS, 2002, 18 Mar.. Chevlowe, Susan. Common Man Mythic Vision: The Paintings of Ben Shahn. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998.
“The Collected Prints of Ben Shahn,” 1969, Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania. “Ben Shahn: A Retrospective Exhibition,” 1969, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey.
James Thrall Soby, Ben Shahn His Graphic Art (1957) Soby, James. The Penguin Modern Painters: Ben Shahn. West Drayton: Penguin Books Limited, 1947.
After his death, William Schuman composed "In Praise of Shahn", a modern canticle for orchestra, first performed January 29, 1970, by the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein conducting. Ben Shahn's social-realist vision informed his approach to art.
Rockefeller, Jr., Fund) The Meaning of Social Mural, 1940-2, Washington, DC For Full Employment after the War, Register-Vote, 1944, New York Allegory, 1948, Bill Bomar Collection at Age of Anxiety, 1953, “Ben Shahn: Paintings and Drawings,” 1930, Edith Halpert's Downtown Gallery in New York, New York “57th Annual American Exhibition: Water Colors and Drawings,” 1946, Tate Gallery in London, England “Ben Shahn: A Retrospective,” 1947, Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York “Esposizione Biennale internationale D'Arte XXVII,” 1954 in Venice, Italy “Ben Shahn,” 1962, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Belgium; Galleria Nazionale D'arte Moderna in Rome, Italy; and Albertina in Vienna, Austria.
His background in lithography contributed to his detail-oriented look Shahn is also noted for his use of unique symbolism, which is often compared to the imagery in Paul Klee's drawings. While Shahn's "love for exactitude" Soby, James. Ben Shahn Paintings New York: George Braziller, 1963.
The arriccio, sinopia drawings of the fresco for Ben Shahn's Jersey Homesteads Mural, was removed from its original community center location in Roosevelt, NJ and is now permanently installed in a custom-designed gallery on the second floor of the US Post Office building at 401 Market St, Camden, NJ.