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"Act as if the whole election depended on your single vote, and as if the whole Parliament (and therein the whole nation) on that single person whom you now choose to be a member of it." John Wesley from A word to a Freeholder, 1748. From the series Great Ideas.

1956 Gerald McLaughlin Born: Sacramento, California 1925 tempera and oil on fiberboard 20 1/4 x 19 7/8 in. (51.4 x 50.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.198 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - civic - democracy

Figure group

Figure - fragment - face

painting

paint - oil

paint - tempera

fiberboard

About Gerald McLaughlin

Born: Sacramento, California 1925