Ben Shahn (1898-1969); Exhibition, Hook-Epstein Galleries, 1983, RARE, Near Fine

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Ben Shahn (1898-1969); Exhibition: February/March 1983
Peter Paone (Essay) et al.
Hook-Epstein Galleries, Inc.
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Notes: Near Fine, RARE, 4to, 11" x 8 1/2." Gray paper wrappers with staple binding. Black lettering on front. No lettering on spine. Covers have light to moderate age toning and slight bumping to tips, else pristine and intact, binding tight. Pages pristine and intact except for a few tiny spots of foxing on title page and slightly bumped tips at the top of the fore-edge. Illustrations in black-and-white and color. One tipped-in color plate also included, a self-portrait of Shahn. RARE in the trade. 24 pp., including illustrations. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Hook-Epstein Galleries, Inc. in Houston, Texas. The featured artist was Ben Shahn (1898-1969), an American artist. Born in Lithuania to Jewish parents, Shahn immigrated to the United States with his mother and two younger siblings at a young age. His father had been exiled to Siberia by the Russian Empire for alleged revolutionary activities, but he managed to escape and rejoin his family by traveling through South Africa. Shahn began his artistic training as a lithographer but eventually chose painting as his medium of choice. As a painter, Shahn became well-known for being part of the Social Realist movement and for incorporating political themes in his work. Most of the catalog is composed of illustrations. Peter Paone wrote the introductory essay. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.