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"Virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule indeed extends with more or less force to every species of free government...Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened."--George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

1951 Robert Schneeberg Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1922 Died: Overland Park, Kansas 2008 gouache, pencil, paper, and metallic paint on paperboard sheet: 20 1/8 x 17 1/4 in. (51.0 x 43.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.260 Not currently on view


Keywords

Animal - bird - eagle

Literature - Washington - Farewell Address

Occupation - military - general

Occupation - political - president

Portrait male - Washington, George - full length

painting

paint - gouache

paint - metallic paint

paper

pencil

paperboard - whatman drawing board

About Robert Schneeberg

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1922 Died: Overland Park, Kansas 2008