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)

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