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Harmony Creates Tranquility

1949 Leo Friedlander Born: New York, New York 1888 Died: White Plains, New York 1966 Medallic Art Company (Founder) Society of Medallic Arts (Commissioner) bronze 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle 1972.167.15 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 5


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Leo Friedlander’s medal combines a classical theme with the rural genre scenes that were popular in American art throughout the first half of the twentieth century. On the obverse, the musical harmony embodied in the archaic figure holding a lyre parallels the communal harmony of the present day depicted on the reverse.

Keywords

Allegory - quality - harmony

Architecture Exterior - domestic - house

Figure female - full length

Figure group

Landscape

Object - musical instrument - lyre

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Leo Friedlander

Born: New York, New York 1888 Died: White Plains, New York 1966

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