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Mirella Bentivoglio correspondence relating to Ben Shahn, 1959-1962

Bentivoglio, Mirella, 1922-

Performance artist, Sculptor, Book artist


Collection Information

Size: 24 Items

Summary: Correspondence tied with research in preparation for Bentivoglio's book on Shahn. Includes two letters from Edith Gregor Halpert of the Downtown Gallery. Also includes one copy photograph of Shahn's photo "The accordion player" and a printed flier for "A treasury of Yiddish stories" (a book with illustrations by Shahn).

Biographical/Historical Note

Mirella Bentivoglio (b. 1922) is an Italian sculptor, book artist, and performance artist.


Donated by Frances Pohl, a friend of Bentivoglio's, in 1992.

Language Note

Correspondence mostly in English, some in Italian or French.

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How to Cite This Collection

Mirella Bentivoglio correspondence relating to Ben Shahn, 1959-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.