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The People's Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art

SKU: 1010727

“The first thing I can remember,” Ben said, “I drew.”
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. As he grows, he speaks for justice through his art—by disarming classmates who bully him because he’s Jewish, by defying his teachers’ insistence that he paint beautiful landscapes rather than true stories, by urging the US government to pass Depression-era laws to help people find food and jobs.
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.

by Cynthia Levinson  (Author), Evan Turk (Illustrator)

Hardcover, 48 Pages

#1010727


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The People's Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art

The People's Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art

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The People's Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art
The People's Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art Sale price$18.99