Artist

Ben Shahn

Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1898-1969

Title of Work

Michael Schwerner

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Date of Work

1965

Medium

Photo-silkscreen

Edition #

240/300

Signature

Lower left

Height

27 3/4"

Width

24"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

Gorecki Alumni Center

Additional Information

Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was renowned from the 1930s onward for his representational paintings that focused attention on what he viewed as social wrongs, such as the plight of coal miners, the underprivileged in the cities, victims of political injustice, etc. The portrait of Michael Schwerner is from a set of 3 prints at UND related to the villainous and well-known murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi, committed in 1964 by the Ku Klux Klan.

Included in 'Art Across the Ages: A Selection of Treasured Works'

Condition

Excellent.

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