Portrait of the Artist as an American: Ben Shahn: A Biography with Pictures. Selden Rodman.
Portrait of the Artist as an American: Ben Shahn: A Biography with Pictures

Portrait of the Artist as an American: Ben Shahn: A Biography with Pictures

New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1951. First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED by Ben Shahn on the front end paper and dated "Nov 6th 1953 / Ann Arbor." An admiring biography of the great radical artist (1898-1969). It's also signed by a previous owner, Jean Paul Slusser (1905-1978), an artist, professor and director of the University of Michigan Art Museum. A nice association. Small 4to, 180 pages. Very Good, with rubbing along the edges and a small tear along the rear hinge. The dust jacket, which is only Fair, has two large splits along the spine as well as some chipping at the top of the spine, on both panels and on the rear flap, and some writing on the rear flap. Signed copies of this book are not often found in the market. SCARCE SIGNED. Item #1133

Price: $350.00

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