|Dates: ||1898, 12 September - 1969, 14 March|
|Born: ||Lithuania, Kaunas (Kovno - Grove Art Online)|
American lithographer, painter and photographer. From 1935-1938 he worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) in the USA.
Readings on, or by, individual photographers
Pastan, Amy (ed.) & Egan, Timothy (introduction), 2008, Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Ben Shahn: The Library of Congress, (Giles in association with the Library of Congress) isbn-10: 1904832407 isbn-13: 978-1904832409 [Δ]
Pratt, Davis (ed.), 1975, The Photographic Eye of Ben Shahn, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press) [Δ]
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|Family history |
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|Ben Shahn: FSA - Farm Security Administration|| |
All photographs by this photographer
|Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography.|| ||Go to website|
|Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) has a biography of this artist. |
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The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.
|• Witkin, Lee D. and Barbara London 1979 The Photograph Collector’s Guide (London: Secker and Warburg) p.232 [Long out of print but an essential reference work - the good news is that a new edition is in preparation.] |
If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.
Photographic collections are a useful means of examining large numbers of photographs by a single photographer on-line.
|Library of Congress, Washington, USA |
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