Ben Goldstein letters

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.goldben
Creators:
Goldstein, Ben
Dates:
1967-1971
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
0.2 Items
linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Sixty-four letters from Maurice Becker to Ben Goldstein, apparently in response to Goldstein's inquiries related to organizing an art exhibition with some emphasis on the work of artists associated with MASSES and LIBERATOR, in which Becker describes some of the art works he would be willing to sell. The political circumstances and intent of the art works is occasionally detailed. Most thoroughly described in this context is a series of lithographs produced by Becker when he was imprisoned in Leavenworth as a conscientious objector in 1918.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ben Goldstein is a collector of graphic and political art, and an exhibits organizer; New York, N.Y. Maurice Becker was a graphic artist, cartoonist, and painter.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3957 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1975 by Ben Goldstein.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Social problems in art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Social realism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prisoners as artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Political cartoons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Politics in art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartoonists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic artists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lithographers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Becker, Maurice, 1889-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
https://www.aaa.si.edu/