in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Prints and Printmaking; Photography and Photographs; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 2051 words.
Shahn, Ben (12 September 1898–14 March 1969), painter and graphic artist, was born Benjamin Shahn in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania, the son of Hessel Shahn, a carpenter and woodcarver, and...