I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great

Accession Number

I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great

Ben Shahn

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
white and black silkscreen lettering and watercolor wash on paper

30 1/4 in x 24 1/4 in x 5/16 in (76.83 cm x 61.6 cm x 0.79 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins

Subject matter
Poetry and a dove.

Physical Description
A black and white silkscreen lettering of a dove with its right wing outstretched, neck turned. The bird's beak is a brilliant shade of orange. There is a poem titled, "I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great." below the dove, and names of various people above the dove. The poem was written by Stephen Spender.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

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calligraphy (process)
doves (Columbidae)
literary theory

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