Bernarda Bryson Shahn

Artist Bernarda Bryson Shahn (1903-2004) was an illustrator, print maker, journalist, and author. She was married to artist Ben Shahn, one of America’s most recognized artists in the 1930s and ’40s, and they traveled and worked together until his death in 1969. They met when Bernarda visited Ben as he was working with Diego Rivera on his ill-fated Rockefeller Center mural. They went on to have three children, and to be among the first artists to move to the planned community of Jersey Homesteads, later renamed Roosevelt, in New Jersey.

“A Quiet Audacity: Bernarda Bryson Shahn” was produced by Amber Edwards in 1991.

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