"Men are men before they are lawyers or physicians or

  • Ben Shahn, "Men are men before they are lawyers or physicians or , 1955, ink, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.264

Title
"Men are men before they are lawyers or physicians or manufacturers; and if you make them capable and sensible men they will make themselves capable and sensible lawyers and physicians."--John Stuart Mill, Inaugural Address at St. Andrew's, 1867. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artists
Date
1955
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 22 7/8 x 13 5/8 in. (58.1 x 34.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – fragment – face
  • Literature – Mill – Inaugural Address at St. Andrews
  • Figure – fragment – hand
Object Number
1984.124.264
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