Wisdom on Wednesdays—Vox populi, vox Dei


Untitled, oil on canvas, c. 1923.
The figures in the painting are modeled after the artist’s wife Gertrude and son Robert. The maple trees are at the Lordale estate, home of Gertrude’s parents in Silvermine.

“That the ‘voice of the people is the voice of God’ I believe to be true.  The belief is fallacious only when ‘the people’ are thought of as only those who are living.  The living, comparatively a small minority, are generally heard too much for the good of society.”  (1928)

One thought on “Wisdom on Wednesdays—Vox populi, vox Dei

  1. Hi Sam: I have this painting hanging on my wall in my bedroom. It is very special and brings me a sense of peace when I look at it. I knew it was Mamo and Uncle Bob (Aunt Gert told me on her visit to FL to see us back in the early 1990s possibly late 1980s can’t remember now. It’s such a simple beautiful painting. Just wanted to share

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