Bernarda Bryson Shahn

Bernarda Bryson Shahn

Bernarda Bryson Shahn (March 9, 1903December 13, 2004) was an American painter, lithographer and widow of renowned artist Ben Shahn, who wrote and illustrated children's books including "The Zoo of Zeus" and "Gilgamesh."

She met her future husband during a trip to New York in 1932. Both of them worked for the Depression-era Resettlement Administration, later part of the Farm Security Administration. She continued painting throughout her life, and hosted gallery exhibits from the time her husband died in 1969, to well in her 90s. She died in Monmouth County, New Jersey at age 101.

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