Ben Shahn was an artist who spoke to the world. A man
of uncompromising beliefs, he became the most popular artist of his age
his work was on the cover of Time as well as in the Museum of Modern Art.
Shahn came to prominence in the 1930s with "The
Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti," a politically pointed series about the
Italian anarchists who many believed were framed for murder. He went on to
paint murals and take photographs for the government during the New Deal,
and to become a successful painter and commercial artist.