"The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to live to the point. All other things--to reign, to hoard, to build--are, at most, but inconsiderable props and appendages."--Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1588. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
1963 John Massey Born: Chicago, Illinois 1931 oil on canvas 45 x 30 in. (114.3 x 76.2 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.200 Not currently on view