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Masterworks from Budapest. From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde

From 18 February to 28 May 2017

Lucas Cranach, the Elder
Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1526-1530
Oil on panel. 88.4 x 58.3 cm
Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts

Biography and Works

Ben Shahn
Kovno, 1898-New York, 1969


Born in Lithuania and emigrating to the United States with his family in 1906, Ben Shanh is considered to be one of the principal figures of "American Social Realism". He is especially well-known for his series dedicated to Sacco-Vancetti, of 1931, in which he showed his social and political compromise. Based in New York, he travelled to Paris and round Europe.

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