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The American painter and photographer Ben Shahn created art to raise awareness of the economic challenges faced by working men and women in the Unit

JoanBrooks and DukeNiles

William Gottlieb’s Beautiful Vintage Photographs of Jazz Legends, from Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong

JAzz/ Joan Brooks and Duke Niles, New York, N. 1947 Photograph by William Gottlieb

A series of photos of the immortal Billie Holiday by Carl Van Vechten 1949.

Carl Van Vechten ~ Billie Holiday , 1949 If I had to sing Doggie in the Window , that would actually be work. But singing songs like The.

Evening (Landscape in Brilliant Colors)

Evening (Landscape in Brilliant Colors) by Nikolai Nedashkovsky ca. A work from the collections of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums of San Francisco, CA.

Romare Bearden (1911-1988), Adoration of the Wise Men, 1945, American. Oil on masonite. 56.5 × 71.4 cm. Courtesy of the Newark Museum (http://www.newarkmuseum.org/default.aspx); Newark, New Jersey, gift of Mr and Mrs Benjamin E. Tepper, 1946; Inv. 46.164. © Romare Bearden Foundation/licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.

Adoration of the Wise MenRomare Bearden

Paul Chidlaw (1900-1989), Boogie Woogie, 1980, American. Oil on canvas. 101.6 × 76.2 cm. Courtesy of the Cincinnati Art Museum (http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/), Cincinnati, Ohio; museum purchase with funds provided by William J. Motto and Barbara Gould, 1993.233/The Bridgeman Art Library, New York, New York; and the Mary Ran Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The riotous colors and composition of a painting by Paul Chidlaw may pose a puzzle to some, and sussing out its import will elicit varied opinions.

Scottish Stephen Gilbert exhibited in Paris in 1948, and met Dotremont, Alechinsky and others from the Cobra movement there.  This contact had a great impact as he saw that he was closely related to their art.  He painted most of his Cobra paintings during the war. These paintings and drawings consist of a mythical world of bird-insects, skull-butterflies, Jumpin-jack-insects and other strange creatures.

In leaving the literal behind to visually describe the domains of the human psyche, British artist Stephen Gilbert turned to subject matter that vee

Untitled. Xenia Kamlookhine (1894-1980), Untitled, 1964, American (born Russia). Oil on canvas. 120 × 89.5 cm. Courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum (http://mam.org/), Milwaukee, Wisconsin; gift of the Bradley Family Foundation, M1992.147. Photo credit: John R. Glembin. JAMA. 2013;310(1):16-17. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5185.

Xenia Kamlookhine (American, b. Russia, Untitled, 1964 Oil on canvas 47 x 35 in. x cm) Gift of the Bradley Family Foundation Photo credit John R.