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Born in Lithuania to an Orthodox Jewish family in 1898, Ben Shahn immigrated with his parents to New York in 1906. Shahn studied at the National Academy of Design in New York and traveled throughout Europe during the 1920s. In 1933, he assisted Diego Rivera for the painting of his “Man at the Crossroads” fresco in Rockefeller Center. Shahn was a member of the Social Realist movement, and his expressive paintings, drawing and prints were inexorably tied to his pursuit of social justice and his lifelong political activism.
On offer November 16-18:
Ben Shahn (Lithuanian/New York, 1898-1969), "One Must be able to Forget Them" and “One Must Feel How the Birds Fly,” 1968, 2 lithographs, each signed in plate lower right, from Rilke Portfolio: For the Sake of a Single Verse, sheets 22 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in., framed alike. (2 pcs.); "Many Men" and "The Light, White, Sleeping Woman in Childbed,” 1968, 2 lithographs, each signed in plate lower right, from Rilke Portfolio: For the Sake of a Single Verse, each with individual folio as backing, sheets 22 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in., framed alike. (2 pcs.) at Neal Auction Company