Abraham Cahan

  • Moses Wainer Dykaar, Abraham Cahan, 1924, marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1926.5.5

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Abraham Cahan was born in Russia in 1860. He became involved with a revolutionary movement as a student and was forced to leave the country, arriving in New York at the age of twenty-one. He was an active socialist, editor, and novelist for almost six decades, running the largest Jewish daily in the world, the Jewish Daily Forward, and founding the first socialist society in the country. He played a significant role in the improvement of living and working conditions on the East Side, and campaigned passionately for Jewish rights and the importance of socialism around the world.

Title
Abraham Cahan
Artist
Date
1924
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
24 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 14 in. (62.9 x 54.6 x 35.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
marble
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Cahan, Abraham – bust
Object Number
1926.5.5
Palette
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