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"Property and labor in different classes are essentially antagonistic; but property and labor in the same class are essentially fraternal...Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer."--Horace Mann on the nature of education. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

1951 Honoré Sharrer Born: West Point, New York 1920 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 2009 gouache on paperboard sheet: 19 1/2 x 15 1/8 in. (49.6 x 38.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.269 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - arts and sciences - education

Architecture - detail - column

Figure group

Occupation - education - student

Still life - written matter - book

drawing

paint - gouache

paperboard - royal crest illustrating board

About Honoré Sharrer

Born: West Point, New York 1920 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 2009

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