Portrait of the artist
Bernarda Bryson Shahn in her studio, 2000.
Courtesy, Gallery Henoch,
New York, New York.
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Bernarda Bryson Shahn has lived in Roosevelt for most of
adult life. She moved there with her husband, the artist Ben Shahn, in
the 1930s, and focused her attention both on her husbandís career and on
raising their children. An artist in her own right, Bryson Shahn resumed
her career and has continued to paint. In this painting by Mel Leipzig, 99-year old
Bernarda Bryson Shahn is seated in her studio, surrounded by many of her