Awards & Winners

Bernarda Bryson Shahn

Date of Birth 09-March-1903
Place of Birth Athens
(Athens County, Ohio)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Bernarda Bryson
Profession Writer, Illustrator
Bernarda Bryson Shahn was an American painter and lithographer. She also wrote and illustrated children's books including The Zoo of Zeus and Gilgamesh. She was the wife of renowned artist Ben Shahn. She met her future husband during a trip to New York in 1932 she took to interview Diego Rivera, whom Shahn was assisting in the production of his Rockefeller Center murals. Both of them worked for the Depression-era Resettlement Administration, later part of the Farm Security Administration. In 1939, they produced a set of 13 murals inspired by Walt Whitman's poem I See America Working and installed at the United States Post Office-Bronx Central Annex. 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 at her home in Roosevelt, New Jersey at the age of 101.

Awards by Bernarda Bryson Shahn

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Caldecott Medal
Honored for : The Sun is a Golden Earring

Nominations 1963 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Caldecott Medal The Sun is a Golden Earring