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Ben Shahn letter, 1958

Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969

Photographer, Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Item

Summary: A letter, October 4, 1958, from Edith Halpert, to the Archives of American Art New York Archivist, signed "Miss Smith". Halpert describes her general impressions of Shahn and writes that he was in "this moring when he brought in some new silkscreens". She also writes about Shahn asking her if she has seen the sets he did for a ballet in Spoleto.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was a painter, printmaker, and photographer from Roosevelt, N.J.


Provenance unknown.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel D10 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 Shahn letter, 1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.