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"This liberty to discover and pursue a natural happiness, this liberty to grow wise and live in friendship with the gods and with one another, was the liberty vindicated at Thermopylae by martyrdom and at Salamis by victory."--George Santayana, Soliloquies in England, 1925. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

1957-1958 Carol Summers Born: Kingston, New York 1925 color woodcut on paper mounted on paperboard sheet: 15 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. (38.4 x 31.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.281 Not currently on view


Allegory - other - liberation

Architecture Exterior - classical - temple

Architecture - detail - column

Fantasy - winged being

Landscape - weather - sun

graphic arts - print



About Carol Summers

Born: Kingston, New York 1925

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