Art Front. Vol. 2 No. 11. December, 1936.

Art Front. Vol. 2 No. 11. December, 1936.

Contents: Editorials: Curtailment; The Artists’ Union and Spain; Cezanne Testifies; Woodstock Opening; News form New Jersey, John Marin 1936 by Elizabeth Noble, Whither Painting by Prodhoun, Public Art in Practice by Clarence Weinstock, Murals Without Walls by Frederick T Kiesler, Picasso in Retrospect by Joe Solman Clarence Weinstock and Balcomb Greene, Art and Freedom: A Correspondence, Exhibitions and Reviews.

Art Front was published by the Artists Union in New York between November 1934 and December 1937. Its roots were with the Artists Committee of Action formed to defend Diego Rivera’s Man at the Crossroads mural soon to be destroyed by Nelson Rockefeller. Herman Baron, director of the American Contemporary Art gallery, was managing editor in collaboration with the Artists Union in a project largely politically aligned with the Communist Party USA.. An editorial committee of sixteen with eight from each group serving. Those from the Artists Committee of Action were Hugo Gellert, Stuart Davis, Zoltan Hecht, Lionel S. Reiss, Hilda Abel, Harold Baumbach, Abraham Harriton, Rosa Pringle and Jennings Tofel, while those from the Artists Union were Boris Gorelick, Katherine Gridley, Ethel Olenikov, Robert Jonas, Kruckman, Michael Loew, C. Mactarian and Max Spivak.

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