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"Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession."--Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1841. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

1964 Pedro Friedeberg Born: Florence, Italy 1937 India ink, watercolor, colored ink, pencil, and opaque white on paper mounted on paperboard sheet: 18 3/4 x 14 3/8 in. (47.5 x 36.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.95 Not currently on view


Figure - fragment - foot

Figure - fragment - hand

Miscellaneous - decorative motif



paint - watercolor




About Pedro Friedeberg

Born: Florence, Italy 1937