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"Society exists for the benefit of its members; not the members for the benefit of society."--Herbert Spencer, Principles of Ethics, 1879. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

1954 Xanti Schawinsky Born: Basel, Switzerland 1904 Died: 1979 acrylic on canvas 24 1/4 x 18 1/16 in. (61.5 x 45.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.258 Not currently on view


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Abstract

Allegory - civic - unity

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painting

paint - acrylic

fabric - canvas

About Xanti Schawinsky

Born: Basel, Switzerland 1904 Died: 1979

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