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"I believe that man will not merely endure he will prevail. He is immortal not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance."--William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, Stockholm, December 1950. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

1966 Jerry N. Uelsmann Born: Detroit, Michigan 1934 gelatin silver print image: 13 3/4 x 10 in. (34.9 x 25.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.293 Not currently on view


Allegory - quality - determination

Allegory - religion - immortality

Figure female - head

Figure female - knee length

Landscape - imaginary

photography - photoprint



gelatin silver

About Jerry N. Uelsmann

Born: Detroit, Michigan 1934

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