Ben Shahn, Contemporary American Sculpture

Ben Shahn’s painting asks: Who belongs in the art world?

Ben Shahn, Contemporary American Sculpture, 1940, tempera on board, 21 1/2 x 30 inches (Art Institute of Chicago); a conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Richmond-Moll (Curator of American Art, Georgia Museum of Art) and Dr. Beth Harris

Additional resources

This painting at the Art Institute of Chicago

Cite this page as: Dr. Jeffrey Richmond-Moll and Dr. Beth Harris, "Ben Shahn, Contemporary American Sculpture," in Smarthistory, July 8, 2021, accessed May 23, 2024,