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A bald man with a furrowed brow holds an open book to the viewer. The book's pages open to an illustration of a distressed animal. Writing in blue takes up the lower portion of the print and reads: "I have the right to believe freely. To be a slave to no man's authority. If this is heresy so be it. It is still the truth to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. I cannot...will not...recant. Here I stand. No man can command my conscience."
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Credo (small)
1960
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.98
A black and white print that features a person holding his head in clenched fists.  His clothing is creased by his dynamic position, back is haunched.  Below the drawing is stylized Hebrew block print.  Translated it reads "These martyrs I well remember, and my soul melts with secret sorrow. Evil men have devoured us and eagerly consumed us".  The calligraphy is a prayer recited for the Musaf Service during Yom Kippur.
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Warsaw
1943 – 1963
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.101
Two girls in floral dresses stand on a wooden front porch holding matching dolls.  Both girls stare inquisitively to their right.  Behind them sits a rocking chair and windowsill with lace curtains and a flower box.
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Daughters of Mr. Thaxton, near Mechanicsburg, OH
1938 – 1995
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division Reproduction # (LC USF 33-460 M3 414863)
2013/2.174
A black and white silkscreen lettering of a dove with its right wing outstretched, neck turned. The bird's beak is a brilliant shade of orange. There is a poem titled, "I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great." below the dove, and names of various people above the dove. The poem was written by Stephen Spender.
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great
1965
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.100
This piece involves numerous handwritting styles including Hebrew block in red ink, cursive in black ink, and stylized print in black with red accents.  This is the cover page for "Ben Shan on Human Rights."
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Cover Print for "Ben Shahn on Human Rights"
1960
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.114
A man is potrayed with curly hair and beard, a stern facial expression, and a formal suit and bowtie. His head and gaze is turned to the right of the piece. The words "Frederick Douglass" border the piece along with two copies of the artist's signature and the screenprint number .
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Frederick Douglass
1965
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.109
A man is potrayed with curly hair and beard, a stern facial expression, and a formal suit and bowtie. His gaze is slightly off-center. The words "Frederick Douglass" borders the piece along with the artist's signatures and the screenprint number.
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Portrait of Frederick Douglass
1965
Gift of Warren M. Robbins
1993/1.41.1
A man is potrayed with curly hair and beard, a stern facial expression, and a formal suit and bowtie. His head and gaze is turned to the right of the piece. The words "Frederick Douglass" borders the piece along with the artist's signatures and the screenprint number.
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Portrait of Frederick Douglass
1960 – 1970
Gift of Warren M. Robbins
1993/1.41.2
A portrait of a man in decorated uniform.  The man faces the viewer directly, and is painted in bold colors with a watercolor-like effect.  Beneath the portrait reads "Georges Picquart", who was an investigator on the Dreyfus trial.
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Georges Picquart, from "Dreyfus Affair"
1968
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.112.5
Two men stand side by side in this portrait, both dressed in suits.  One man faces front-center while the other is shown via his profile.  Their eyes are not painted but their brows appear furrowed.  Above the men reads "Paleologue et Demange" or "Paleologue and Demange".  Paleologue gave testimony during Dreyfus' court case and Demange was one of Dreyfus' defence lawyers.
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Paleologue et Demange, from "Dreyfus Affair"
1968
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.112.7
A portrait of a man's profile.  He is decorated in military attire and his uniform embellished with gold trimmings.  Beneath the piece reads "Du Paty de Clam".
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Du Paty de Clam, from "Dreyfus Affair"
1968
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.112.8
A portrait of Michael Schwerner.  His head is oval-shaped and facial features off-center.  His eyes sit unevenly on his face and his brow slightly furrowed.  His hair is made of many thick brush strokes.  Above his potrait is his name written in brown-orange ink.
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Michael Schwerner
1965
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.106
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