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To Reap Man Must Sow

1950 Donal Hord Born: Prentice, Wisconsin 1902 Died: San Diego, California 1966 Medallic Art Company (Founder) Society of Medallic Arts (Commissioner) bronze 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle 1972.167.16 Not currently on view


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This medal conveys Donal Hord’s interpretation of the biblical phrase “Whatsoever a man soweth, that also shall he reap.” The Native American figure on the obverse and reverse evokes an imaginary, undisturbed agricultural civilization before Europeans came to America. Sculpted after World War II and the founding of the United Nations, Hord’s medal expresses the value of working for peace.

Keywords

Figure male - full length

Figure male - nude

Occupation - farm - harvesting

Occupation - farm - sowing

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Donal Hord

Born: Prentice, Wisconsin 1902 Died: San Diego, California 1966

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