"O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek/To be consoled, as to console,/To be understood as to understand;/To be loved as to love./For it is in giving that we receive;/It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;/It is in dying that we are born to eternal life."--Saint Francis of Assisi. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
1954 Abraham Rattner Born: Poughkeepsie, New York 1895 Died: New York, New York 1978 oil on paperboard sheet: 30 x 21 3/4 in. (76.2 x 55.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.246 Not currently on view