Brownstone Front

Ben Shahn, American (born Russia, now Lithuania), 1898 - 1969



Black ink on cream wove paper

Overall: 37 3/4 × 25 1/4 in. (95.9 × 64.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed, lower right: Ben Shahn

Exhibition History

The Art of Ben Shahn, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 4, 1956-January 19, 1957, no. 58.

St. Paul Art Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 1966.

Director's Choice, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 10-July 10, 1966.

Carpenter Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 1952.

Ben Shahn: A Retrospective 1898-1969, The Jewish Museum, New York, New York, October 20, 1976-January 25, 1977; Georgia Museum of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, January 27-March 17, 1977; The Maurice Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago, Illinois, April 11-May 29, 1977; University Art Museum, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, June 23-August 11, 1977; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 5-October 24, 1977; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, November 17, 1977-January 15, 1978, no. 49.

Ben Shahn, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, December 22, 1961-January 22, 1962, no. 46.

Ben Shahn, Downtown Gallery, New York, New York, May-June 8, 1951.

Ben Shahn Graphics, Museum Modern Art, New York, New York, December 1961-October 1963.

Publication History

The Art of Ben Shahn, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Fogg Art Museum, 1956, no. 58.

Robert Goodnough, "Reviews and Previews," Art News, vol. 50, no. 4 (June-August 1951), p. 47, ill.

Leopold Zahn, "Kunstkritiches Tagebuch VIII", Das Kunstwerk, vol. 22, no. 78 (April-May, 1969), p. 47, ill.

Laura Chapman, Discover Art, Worcester, Massachusetts: Davis Publications, 1984, p. 11, pl. C, ill.

Kenneth W. Prescott, Ben Shahn: A Retrospective 1898-1969, New York: The Jewish Museum, 1976, no. 49, ill.

Joseph F. Littell, The Language of Man, Evanston, Illinois: McDougal, Littell & Co., 1971, n.p.

James Thrall Soby, Ben Shahn: His Graphic Art, New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1957, p. 24, no. 49, p. 49, ill.

James Thrall Soby and Mildred Constantine, Ben Shahn, Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1961, no. 46.

Gerald F. Brommer, Exploring Drawing, Worcester, Massachusetts: Davis Publications, 1988, ill.

Ethel E. Gordon, "Leavetaking," Charm, vol. 75, no. 1 (September 1951), p. 159, ill.

Daniel M. Mendelowitz, Study Guide to Drawing, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1972.

"The Perspective Gallery: Ben Shahn," Perspective, vol. 12, no. 10 (October 1963), p. 32, ill.


Downtown Gallery, New York; sold to present collection, 1952.

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