To Childhood Illnesses by Ben Shahn (Lithuanian and American, 1898–1969). Color lithograph on paper published in 1968. Signed in plate bottom right. Edition of 750. For the Sake of a Single Verse portfolio. Portfolio of 24 color lithographs based on "The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge" by Rainer Maria Rilke. Printed and published by Atelier Mourlot, New York. Typography by the Spiral Press.
Size: 21" h x 17" w
Condition: Very good color and impression.
Ben Shahn (Lithuanian and American, 1898–1969) led a multifaceted career as painter, draftsman, photographer, printmaker and designer. Born in Lithuania, he immigrated as a child with his family to New York and studied at the National Academy of Design and New York University. His early experiences as an apprentice at his uncle’s lithography shop helped shape a continuing artistic relationship with the medium.