Peace on Earth

  • Medallic Art Company, Society of Medallic Arts, Wheeler Williams, Peace on Earth, 1951, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle, 1972.167.13

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Wheeler Williams was one of many artists who, during the postwar period, created art that reaffirmed the values of home, peace, family and security. The image of a mother and child on the obverse of this medal appeared throughout American art during the interwar years and into the 1940s, and symbolized the American way of life threatened by fascism.

Title
Peace on Earth
Artists
Date
1951
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – sheep
  • Figure group – female and child
Object Number
1972.167.13
Palette
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