Shahn, Ben, b. 1898 d. 1969
Painter, Photographer, Printmaker, Illustrator
Active in N.Y.; N.J.
Goldman, Eric F. (Frederick), b. 1915 d. 1989
Active in Princeton,N.J.
Collection size: 36 p. transcript (on partial microfilm reel)
Collection Summary: Interview of Shahn moderated by Eric F. Goldman for "The Open Mind," WNBC TV, January 17, 1965. Among the topics discussed are Pablo Picasso, pop art, artists' values and culture, Shahn's social content of his work in the 1930's, New School for Social Research, Diego Riviera, and Henry Wallace.
Biographical/Historical Note: Shahn was a printmaker, photographer and social activist; Roosevelt, N.J.; Goldman, the author of several books on American reform and American art.
Donated 1967 by Dorothy Seckler. Seckler worked for AAA as an interviewer.
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Also in the Archives
- Ben Shahn letter, 1958
- Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970
- Oral history interview with Ben Shahn, 1964 April 14
- Oral history interview with Ben Shahn, 1965 October 3
- Oral history interview with Ben Shahn, 1968 September 27
- Image and Media Gallery items from other collections related to Shahn, Ben