Art Front. Vol. 2 No. 12. January, 1937.

Art Front. Vol. 2 No. 12. January, 1937.

Contents: Organization News, Art Front Editorials, 219 by Morris Nuewirth, The Artist Begins to Fight! by Boris Gorelick, Art in a Democracy by Irwin Edman, Painting and reality by Louis Aragon, The Surrealists by Charmion Van Wiegand, America Today 1937 by Lynd Ward, Crisis in the Rental Issue by Chet La More, A Call to Mexican Artists and Writers, Correspondence, Exhibitions.

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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