Cuba Libre, from the United Nations Series 1945 Mario Carreno, born Havana, Cuba 1913-died Santiago, Chile 1999 gouache on paper sheet: 21 3/4 x 20 in. (55.2 x 50.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

Cuba Libre, from the United Nations Series 1945 Mario Carreno, born Havana, Cuba 1913-died Santiago, Chile 1999 gouache on paper sheet: 21 3/4 x 20 in. (55.2 x 50.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

France Reborn, from the United Nations Series  1945 Fernand Léger, French, born Argentan, France 1881-died Gif-sur-Yvette, France 1955 watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper mounted on paperboard sheet: 26 1/8 x 21 7/8 in. (66.2 x 55.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

France Reborn, from the United Nations Series 1945 Fernand Léger, French, born Argentan, France 1881-died Gif-sur-Yvette, France 1955 watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper mounted on paperboard sheet: 26 1/8 x 21 7/8 in. (66.2 x 55.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

Britain, from the United Nations Series  1944 Henry Moore, English, born Castleford, England 1898-died Much Hadham, England 1986 ink, watercolor, pencil, crayon, and gouache on paper sheet: 15 x 11 in. (38.0 x 27.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

Britain, from the United Nations Series 1944 Henry Moore, English, born Castleford, England 1898-died Much Hadham, England 1986 ink, watercolor, pencil, crayon, and gouache on paper sheet: 15 x 11 in. (38.0 x 27.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

World Travelers--All, from the Early Series  1941 Herbert Matter, born Engelberg, Switzerland 1907-died Southampton, NY 1984 gelatin silver print, paper, and gouache on paperboard sheet: 17 x 14 3/4 in. (43.3 x 37.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

World Travelers--All, from the Early Series 1941 Herbert Matter, born Engelberg, Switzerland 1907-died Southampton, NY 1984 gelatin silver print, paper, and gouache on paperboard sheet: 17 x 14 3/4 in. (43.3 x 37.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

Untitled (However brilliant an action it should not be esteemed great unless the result of a great motive.)--La Rochefoucauld on the standards of greatness, Maxims, 1665. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.  1959 Bruno Munari, Italian, born Milan, Italy 1907-died Milan, Italy 1998 paper, tissue paper, gouache and pencil on paperboard sheet: 14 1/4 x 11 3/8 in. (36 x 29 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

Untitled (However brilliant an action it should not be esteemed great unless the result of a great motive.)--La Rochefoucauld on the standards of greatness, Maxims, 1665. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man. 1959 Bruno Munari, Italian, born Milan, Italy 1907-died Milan, Italy 1998 paper, tissue paper, gouache and pencil on paperboard sheet: 14 1/4 x 11 3/8 in. (36 x 29 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

New Jersey, from the United States Series  1946 Jacob Lawrence, born Atlantic City, NJ 1917-died Seattle, WA 2000 watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper sheet: 24 1/8 x 20 in. (61.2 x 50.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

New Jersey, from the United States Series 1946 Jacob Lawrence, born Atlantic City, NJ 1917-died Seattle, WA 2000 watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper sheet: 24 1/8 x 20 in. (61.2 x 50.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

Fair Today--Every Day!, from the Early Series  1941 Herbert Matter, born Engelberg, Switzerland 1907-died Southampton, NY 1984 gelatin silver print, gouache, and paper on paper mounted on paperboard sheet: 17 5/8 x 14 3/4 in. (44.8 x 37.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

Fair Today--Every Day!, from the Early Series 1941 Herbert Matter, born Engelberg, Switzerland 1907-died Southampton, NY 1984 gelatin silver print, gouache, and paper on paper mounted on paperboard sheet: 17 5/8 x 14 3/4 in. (44.8 x 37.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

Paperboard Saves Metal, from the Early Series  1943 Jean Hélion, French, born Couterne, France 1904-died Paris, France 1987 gouache and watercolor with collage on paper sheet: 15 5/8 x 12 3/4 in. (39.8 x 32.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

Paperboard Saves Metal, from the Early Series 1943 Jean Hélion, French, born Couterne, France 1904-died Paris, France 1987 gouache and watercolor with collage on paper sheet: 15 5/8 x 12 3/4 in. (39.8 x 32.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

"Nothing is more seductive for man than his freedom of conscience. But nothing is a greater cause of suffering."--Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, 1880. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.  1953 E. McKnight Kauffer, born Great Falls, MT 1890-died New York City 1954 India ink and gouache on paperboard sheet: 20 x 16 1/2 in. (50.7 x 41.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

"Nothing is more seductive for man than his freedom of conscience. But nothing is a greater cause of suffering."--Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, 1880. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man. 1953 E. McKnight Kauffer, born Great Falls, MT 1890-died New York City 1954 India ink and gouache on paperboard sheet: 20 x 16 1/2 in. (50.7 x 41.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America

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