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The Force "The Force that through the green fuse drives the flower/Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees/Is my destroyer./And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose/My youth is bent by the same wintry fever." --Dylan Thomas, Collected Poems, 1939. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

1966 John Massey Born: Chicago, Illinois 1931 oil on canvas 30 x 30 3/8 in. (76.2 x 77.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.199 Not currently on view


Abstract - geometric

Allegory - quality - fortitude

Object - foliage


paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About John Massey

Born: Chicago, Illinois 1931

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