"Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can

  • Pedro Friedeberg, "Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can , 1964, India ink, watercolor, colored ink, pencil, and opaque white on paper mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.95

Title
"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.
Artist
Date
1964
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 18 3/4 x 14 3/8 in. (47.5 x 36.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
India ink, watercolor, colored ink, pencil, and opaque white on paper mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – fragment – foot
  • Figure – fragment – hand
Object Number
1984.124.95
Palette
Linked Open Data
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