Art Front. Vol. 2 Nos. 7-8. July-August, 1936.

Art Front. Vol. 2 Nos. 7-8. July-August, 1936.

Contents: Editorials, Harlem Artists Guild Statement, French Art and the Economic Struggle by Samuel Putnam, Midwestern Artists Union Convention, What Kind of World’s Fair by Ralph M. Pearson, Art in Harlem by C.J., Toward Revolutionary Art by Louis Lozowick, Of All Things, Book 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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