Saturday, 26 May 2007

Ben Shahn

November Twenty Six Nineteen Hundred Sixty Three, poem by Wendell Berry, drawings by Ben Shahn. A tribute to President Kennedy, published by Cory, Adams and Mackay. 35/-

Ben Shahn was born in Lithuania and moved to New York, he was a photographer and painter, involved in the social realist movement. Text and lettering was an integral part of his work. My mother liked his work a lot and I remember these books from my childhood. The illustrated poem by Wendell Berry for President Kennedy and also a book called Love and Joy about Letters.

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