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Ben Goldstein letters, 1967-1971

Goldstein, Ben

Collector, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Items, linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3957 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Ben Goldstein letters, 1967-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.