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Ben Shahn interview, 1965 Jan. 17

Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969

Photographer, Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 36 Items, p. transcript (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3471 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original recording 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 Shahn interview, 1965 Jan. 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.