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"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, The Dawn, 1881. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

1963 Clark Richert Born: Wichita, Kansas 1941 oil on canvas 72 3/8 x 59 7/8 in. (183.9 x 152.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.249 Not currently on view


Allegory - other - thought

Allegory - quality - deceit

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paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Clark Richert

Born: Wichita, Kansas 1941