"What man's mind can create, man's character can control."--Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Ben Sakoguchi, "What man's mind can create, man's character can control."--Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1965, intaglio on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.255

Title
"What man's mind can create, man's character can control."--Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1965
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
plate: 35 5/8 x 23 7/8 in. (90.5 x 60.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums Description
intaglio on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – quality – temperance
  • Landscape – imaginary
  • State of being – phenomenon – dream
  • Object – other – light bulb
  • Figure – child – bust
  • Figure – fragment – hand
Object Number
1984.124.255
Palette
Linked Open Data
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