"Society exists for the benefit of its members; not the members for the benefit of society."--Herbert Spencer, Principles of Ethics, 1879. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Xanti Schawinsky, "Society exists for the benefit of its members; not the members for the benefit of society."--Herbert Spencer, Principles of Ethics, 1879. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1954, acrylic on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.258

Title
"Society exists for the benefit of its members; not the members for the benefit of society."--Herbert Spencer, Principles of Ethics, 1879. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1954
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
24 1/4 x 18 1/16 in. (61.5 x 45.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
acrylic on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – civic – unity
  • Abstract
  • Figure group
Object Number
1984.124.258
Palette
Linked Open Data
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