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Ben Shahn  1898-1969, US

Rank (2014): 4237 – 

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Male
Painting, Photography, Works on Paper
Social Realism



to top Most exhibitions in:

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USA 144
Germany 8
Japan 4




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Artist Rank
Jack Levine  18244 26
Raphael Soyer  14430 25
Walker Evans  160 25
Dorothea Lange  1050 25
Willem de Kooning  178 24




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Institution
  MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, USA 15
  George Krevsky Gallery, USA 12
  Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, USA 11
  Downtown Gallery, USA 8
  Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, USA 7



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12.9.1898 Born in Kaunas (Kovno) (LV)


14.3.1969 Died in New York City, NY (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 169  Please report missing Information



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   Night: Works on Paper from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art - Wichita Art Museum WAM, Wichita, KS Send message

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   Icons Of Freedom - Mississippi Museum of Art MMA, Jackson, MS Send message

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2012
   Ben Shahn - Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukushima City

2011
   Ben Shahn: Cross Media Artist/Photographs, Paintings and Graphic Art - The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, Hayama

2010
Description  People Wasn't Made to Burn: Ben Shahn and the Hickman Story - Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL

2005
   Ben Shahn - The Rilke Portfolio For the Sake of a Single Verse - Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
   Ben Shahn - Marunouchi Gallery, Tokyo

2004
   Morality and Mass Media - Ben Shahn and the Art of Journalism - Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
   Ben Shahn - Susan Teller Gallery, New York City, NY

2003
   Ben Shahn: Freedom of Speech - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   Ben Shahn: His Art and His Mission - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002
   Justice on Trial - Ben Shan’s Case for Sacco and Vanzetti - Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

2001
   Ben Shahn' s New York - the photography of modern times - Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL

2000
   Ben Shahn: Drawingss - DC Moore Gallery, New York City, NY
   Ben Shahn - Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York City, NY
   Ben Shahn' s New York - the photography of modern times - The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
   Ben Shahn's New York: The Photography of Modern Times - Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, MA

1997
   Ben Shahn: Lithographs - Barton Art Galleries, Wilson, NC

1979
   For the Sake of a Singe Verse: Lithographs by Ben Shahn - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

1977
   Ben Shahn: A Retrospective, 1898–1969 - Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX

1969
   Homage to Ben Shahn - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1967
   The Paintings of Ben Shahn - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN

1963
    Ben Shahn: Retrospective Exhibition, Paintings and Drawings, 1901-1958 - - Downtown Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 1969)

1962
   Ben Shahn. En amerikansk kommentar - Moderna Museet, Stockholm

1959
   Ben Shahn: Silk-Screen Prints - - Downtown Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 1969)
   Ben Shahn - - Downtown Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 1969)

1954
   Drawings by Ben Shahn - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1952
   Ben Shahn: Paintings - - Downtown Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 1969)

1947
   Ben Shahn - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1944
   Ben Shahn: Paintings in Tempera - - Downtown Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 1969)

1933
   Ben Shahn: The Tom Mooney Case - - Downtown Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 1969)

1932
   The Passion of Sacco-Vanzetti: Gouaches by Ben Shahn - - Downtown Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 1969)

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2013
   Recent Acquisitions. Prints, Drawings, and Photographs - Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL
   More American Photographs - UCR / California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
   Real/surreal - The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
   Building a Collection: 20th Century Masters - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   More American Photographs - Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
   Art And Activism In The U.S. - Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

2012
   INsite/INchelsea - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   Vote for Me and I'll Set You Free: Works from the Collection of Lawrence B. Benenson - Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY
   Howard Greenberg, Collection - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne
   Coal & Steel, Sources & Uses - Susan Teller Gallery, New York City, NY
   Full Color Depression - Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC

2011
   A Selection of Very Fine Pictures - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   More American Photographs - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
   The Industrial Modern - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
   Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM

2010
   Introducing America To Americans: Fsa Photography - Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
   Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
   Transforming the Figure: Post WWII Prints - El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA), El Paso, TX
   Portrait of Depression-Era America - Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
   Farm Security Administration - Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
   Summer Reading - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Different Strokes: 20th Century Drawing - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
   Close Observation: Drawings, Sketches and Mixed-Media Works from the Gallery Collection - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009
   In Good Company: Figurative Drawings from the Collection - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
   Group Show - Forum Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   Agents of Change: Mexican Muralists and New Deal Artists - Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
   Day Job - Susan Teller Gallery, New York City, NY
   After Many Springs: Regionalism, Modernism & the Midwest - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
   Art And Activism In The Twentieth Century:selections From The Permanent Collection - Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
   This Is Not a Fashion Photograph: Selections from the ICP Collection - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

2008
   Double Lives: American Painters as Illustrators 1850-1950 - New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
   The Test of Time: Highlights in American Art - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Made in America - Forum Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   Paper Trail II: Passing Through Clouds - The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA

2007
   15th Anniversary Exhibition - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Animal Fair - Gallery 705, Stroudsburg, PA
Description  Conflicting Current: Aspects of American Art 1920-1950 - Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
   The Urban Myth: Visions of the City - Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Description and image  When Art Worlds Collide - The 60 - Woodward Gallery, New York City, NY
   A Closer Look - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   American Modernism - The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
   American Social Realism: 1920 - 1950 - Forum Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   For the People - The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

2006
   It's a Small World - Gallery 705, Stroudsburg, PA
   My America: Art from The Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955 - Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
   The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture - 60 Years - Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
   My America - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Ben Shahn&Alexander Calder - Gallery Artzone-Kaguraoka, Kyoto
   81 Heads - University of Maine Museum of Arts - UMMA, Bangor, ME
   Starting at Zero - Black Mountain College 1933-57 - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
   Architecture in Art - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005
   American Moderns 1900-1950 - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
   Art of Engagement - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Description and image  American Gothic: Vintage Photographs from the 1930s and 40s - Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA
   Scenes of American Labor - Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
   Profiling America - Forum für Fotografie, Cologne
   Lifting the Rose-Colored Glasses: Three Social Realists - Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
Description  Villa America - American Moderns - 1900–1950 - Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach
   Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper - - Forum Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (closed, 2009)
   Eye Contact: Painting and Drawing in American Art - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   Leporello, Een reis door de collectie - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
   The Bitter Years - Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL

2004
Description  Common Ground - Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
   1930s: Modern American Art & Design - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   20th Century Masters: From the Gallery Collection - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   American Expressionism - Art and Social Change, 1920s–1950s - Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL

2003
   Love And Joy About Letters - The Work Of Ben Shahn and Mirella Bentivoglio - Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
   Paper 6 - Woodward Gallery, New York City, NY
   New York - Capitale de la photographie (1900 – 2000) - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne
   Crack of the Bat: The Art of Baseball - George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Da Renoir a de Staël. Roberto Longhi e il moderno - MAR Museo d’Arte della città di Ravenna, Ravenna

2002
   New York: Capital of Photography - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Description  Black Mountain College: Una aventura americana - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
   Routes toward Modernism - American Painting 1870 - 1950 - Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
   Paper Invitational 5 - Woodward Gallery, New York City, NY

2001
Description and image  Greed and Other Recent Acquisitions - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
Description and image  Der kühle Blick - Realismus der zwanziger Jahre - Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich

2000
   Propaganda and dreams - photography of the 1930s in the USSR and the USA - The State Russian Museum , St. Petersburg
   Land of the Free, Home of the Brave: Artist Immigrants in America in the 20th Century - Crane Kalman Gallery, London
   Michael Rosenfeld Gallery: The First Decade - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1999
   Propagada and Dreams - Photographing the 1930s in the USSR and the US - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
   The Modern Child (images Of Children In Twentieth-century Art) - Galerie St. Etienne, New York City, NY
   Childe Hassam Robert Gwathmey Fairfield Porter Ben Shahn & Jules Pascin - ACA Galleries, New York City, NY

1998
   Posters American Style - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Description  Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection fr. National Museum - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
   The Documentary Eye - Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
   In the Eye of the Storm: An Art of Conscience 1930-1970 - Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

1997
   Facets of the Figure: A Spectrum of 20th Century American Art - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1994
   Counterpoints: American Art, 1930-1945 - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1993
   On Paper: The Figure in Twentieth Century American Art - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1992
   The William S. Paley Collection - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN
   The WPA Era: Urban Views & Visions - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1991
   Art of the Forties - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1990
   Figures of Speech: Social Realism of the WPA Era - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1989
   A Selection of Twentieth Century American Art - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1987
   American Dreams - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

1983
   Nuclear Weapons Freeze Benefit Exhibition - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1981
   American Photography in the Thirties - The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
   America 20er-40er Jahre Amerikanischer Realismus - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg

1980
   A History of American Art Through Printmaking - Missoula Art Museum MAM, Missoula, MT

1979
   Gifts of Drawing - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1978
   Photographes du XXe siècle : Stieglitz, Steichen et leurs successeurs - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC

1977
   Artists View the Law in the Twentieth Century - Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
   documenta 6 - Documenta, Kassel
   Extraordinary Men - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1976
   Masters of the Camera: Stieglitz, Steichen and Their Successors - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
   Druckgrafik von Künstlern der USA nach 1945 - Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel

1974
   American Self-Portraits - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN

1971
   Artist as Adversary - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1968
   Word and Image: Posters and Typography from the Graphic Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art 1879-1967 - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1967
   1967 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
   Great Ideas Of Western Man - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN

1965
   Personal Choice: Paintings and Sculpture from Houston Private Collections - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1964
   documenta 3 - Documenta, Kassel
   Prints by Seventeen Artists - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1962
   The Bitter Years: 1935-41 - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
   Contemporary American Paintings From The Krannert Art Museum, University Of Illinois - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN

1961
   American Exhibition 64th Annual - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1960
   Ten Modern Masters Of American Art--30 Works Selected From The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN

1959
   American Painting and Sculpture 63rd Annual - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
   Two Centuries of American Art: 1750-1950 - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
   Internationale Ausstellung Graphik der Gegenwart 1959 - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
   documenta 2 - Documenta, Kassel

1958
   Personal Contacts: A Decade of Contemporary Drawings, 1948-1958 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1956
   Shadow and Substance: The Shadow Theater of Montmartre and Modern Art - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1955
   Ten American Collectors - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1954
   Four American Graphic Designers - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
   4 Americans: From the Real to the Abstract - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1951
   I Bienal de São Paulo 1951 - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
   Ben Shahn, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock - Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1950
   62nd Annual Exhibition Of Contemporary American Paintings - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN

1948
   Portraits in Prints - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
   Paintings by Stuart Davis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jack Levine, John Marin, Ben Shahn - - Downtown Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 1969)

1947
   Large-Scale Modern Paintings - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1943
   Americans 1943: Realists and Magic-Realists - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1932
   Murals by American Painters and Photographers - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1930
   46 Painters and Sculptors under 35 Years of Age - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

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Canada

 Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, ON

USA

 Aaron Galleries, Chicago, IL
 Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
 Susan Teller Gallery, New York City, NY
 George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA

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Canada

 Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

Israel

 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Japan

 Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo
 NMWA The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

South Korea

 Gwangju Art Museum, Gwangju

Spain

 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

United Kingdom

 Tate Britain, London
 The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands

USA

 Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
 MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
 Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
 Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
 Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, East Logan, UT
 Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
 Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
 Samek Art Museum, Lewisburg, PA
 The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
 Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
 Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA
 Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
 Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
 The Jewish Museum of New York, New York City, NY
 Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK
 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
 Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
 Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
 Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
 The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
 Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL
 The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
 Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN
 Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

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