1946 Joseph Kiselewski Born: Browerville, Minnesota 1901 Died: 1988 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 1972.167.34 Not currently on view
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Research has not revealed the purpose of Joseph Kiselewski’s medal or the source of the commission. The obverse side shows a figure of peace, arms extended across the world. On the reverse, a dove holds an olive branch and rests upon a book, suggesting that the way to peace is through education. Kiselewski designed his medal in 1946, immediately after World War II, and it may be linked to the efforts of the United Nations, whose charter is to preserve world peace.
Allegory - civic - peace
Animal - bird - dove
Figure female - full length
Object - foliage - olive branch
Object - written matter - book
Object - written matter - map
sculpture - medal
metal - bronze
About Joseph Kiselewski
Born: Browerville, Minnesota 1901 Died: 1988
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