Jack Hirschman (1933- ) Untitled (abstract), oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, 2014.
Jack Hirschman was born in the Bronx, New York in 1933. He received a BA from City College of New York, and AM and PhD from Indiana University in 1957 and 1961, respectively. In the 1960s Hirschman taught English at Dartmouth College and University of California, Los Angeles. He has published countless volumes of his own poetry and translated works by others from over ten different languages. In 2006 Hirschman was named San Francisco Poet Laureate. Since 2009 he has served as Poet-in-Residence with Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
Hirschman edited “Art on the Line: Essays by Artists about the Point Where Their Art and Activism Intersect”, Curbstone Press (Willimantic, CT: 2002), which includes writings from Roque Dalton, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and César Vallejo, among many others.
Hirschman has exhibited his paintings on many occasions.
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