SHAHN, Bernarda Bryson and Jake Milgram WIEN
The Vanishing American Frontier: Bernarda Bryson Shahn and her historical lithographs created for the Resettlement Administration of FDR
New York: Wien American, 1995. First Edition. Oblong quarto (23cm x 28cm). Pictorial wrappers; 11pp text; [44pp] illustrations and commentary. Together with the final manuscript "dummy" for the finished book, bound into vinyl wrappers with illustrations provided in xerox facsimile. Both volumes fine. Bernarda Shahn's own copies, unsigned but with Shahn estate labels tipped onto front pastedown of each volume. Bernarda Bryson Shahn was a prolific and talented artist and illustrator who contributed illustrations to no fewer than twenty published books during her long career. Her Depression-era lithographs, reproduced here, reveal her as both a skilled draftsman and a highly sensitive observer of the social landscape. This is the only full-length study of Bryson's work to appear in her lifetime, produced to accompany a traveling exhibit of her work in 1995.