Diana L. LindenJul 28, 2016
Ben Shahn's New Deal Murals
Jewish Identity in the American Scene
Wayne State University Press 2015
In Ben Shahn's New Deal Murals: Jewish Identity in the American Scene (Wayne State University Press, 2015), Diana L. Linden, an art historian of American art based in Claremont, California, explores the colorful--and political--murals of the leftist artist Ben Shahn during the New Deal. Born in Lithuania and raised in New York, Shahn distinguished himself in the 1930s as an artist with a keen eye for expressing the social and political events of his day and the history of Jews in America.