People's Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art | Author: Cynthia Levinson

A lyrically told, exquisitely illustrated biography of influential Jewish artist and activist Ben Shahn.

As an observant child growing up in Lithuania, Ben Shahn yearns to draw everything he sees-and, after seeing his father banished by the Czar for demanding workers' rights, he develops a keen sense of justice, too. So when Ben and the rest of his family make their way to America, Ben brings both his sharp artistic eye and his desire to fight for what's right. In this moving and timely portrait, award-winning author Cynthia Levinson and illustrator Evan Turk honor an artist, immigrant, and activist whose work still resonates today: a true painter for the people.

Illustrator: Evan Turk
26.5 x 26.0cm
48 pages


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