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Untitled "Human affairs would be much more happily conducted if it were equally in the power of man to be silent and to speak; but experience shows over and over again that there is nothing which men have less power over than the tongue, and that there is nothing which they are less able to do than to govern their appetites."--Spinoza on self-control. From the series Great Ideas.

1952 László Meitner Born: Rackeve, Hungary 1900 Died: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1968 gouache on paperboard sheet: 17 5/8 x 17 3/8 in. (44.7 x 44.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.212 Not currently on view


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Figure male - bust

painting

paint - gouache

paperboard - superior illustration board

About László Meitner

Born: Rackeve, Hungary 1900 Died: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1968