I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.--Thomas Jefferson on popular sovreignty, letter to W.C. Jarvis, 1820. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
1952-1953 John Atherton Born: Brainerd, Minnesota 1900 Died: New Brunswick, Canada 1952 gouache and paper on paperboard sheet: 22 x 18 1/8 in. (55.8 x 46.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.7 Not currently on view
Literature - Jefferson
Occupation - political - president
Portrait male - Jefferson, Thomas - bust
paint - gouache
paperboard - ross board