Arts administrator, Collector
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel).
Collection Summary: Sixty-four letters from Maurice Becker to Ben Goldstein, apparently in response to Goldstein's inquiries related to organizing an art exhibition with some emphasis on the work of artists associated with MASSES and LIBERATOR, in which Becker describes some of the art works he would be willing to sell. The political circumstances and intent of the art works is occasionally detailed. Most thoroughly described in this context is a series of lithographs produced by Becker when he was imprisoned in Leavenworth as a conscientious objector in 1918.
Biographical/Historical Note: Ben Goldstein is a collector of graphic and political art, and an exhibits organizer; New York, N.Y. Maurice Becker was a graphic artist, cartoonist, and painter.
Donated 1975 by Ben Goldstein.
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