This 66+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.
This piece was illustrated by Shahn, Ben.
Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was a native of Kovno, Lithuania, prior to relocating to New York City, where he received his formal art education at the Art Students League of New York. Shahn also studied at the Academy de la Grand Chaumiere and the National Academy of Design School. He is most recognized for his social realist paintings, as well as his photography, magazine illustrations, poster art designs, murals, printmaking, and graphic art designs. His works primarily centered on metaphors, animals, American scenery, cityscapes, religion, nude figures, floral, genre, landscapes and architecture. His works have been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D. C. and more. Shahn was also a member of the WPA Federal Arts Project, the Society of Illustrators and more. Later, he taught at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. During World War II, he worked for the Office of War Information (OWI), and did various commissioned works for Time, Fortune, and Harper's magazines.
Keywords specific to this image: World War II, war, statue, park