I hold that while man exists it is his duty to improve not only his own condition but to assist in ameliorating mankind.--Abraham Lincoln on Man's Responsibility. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Herbert Bayer, I hold that while man exists it is his duty to improve not only his own condition but to assist in ameliorating mankind.--Abraham Lincoln on Man's Responsibility. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1956, crayon and ink on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.9

Title
I hold that while man exists it is his duty to improve not only his own condition but to assist in ameliorating mankind.--Abraham Lincoln on Man's Responsibility. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1956
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 20 x 16 in. (50.9 x 40.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
crayon and ink on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
  • Object – other – globe
  • Figure – fragment – mouth
Object Number
1984.124.9
Palette
Linked Open Data
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