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Credo (small)

Accession Number
2011/1.98

Title
Credo (small)

Artist(s)
Ben Shahn

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1960

Medium & Support
serigraph on paper

Dimensions
33 ¼ in x 27 ¼ in x ¾ in (84.46 cm x 69.22 cm x 1.91 cm)

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

Subject matter
Portrait of a man with book and inspirational words.

Physical Description
A bald man with a furrowed brow holds an open book to the viewer. The book's pages open to an illustration of a distressed animal. Writing in blue takes up the lower portion of the print and reads: "I have the right to believe freely. To be a slave to no man's authority. If this is heresy so be it. It is still the truth to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. I cannot...will not...recant. Here I stand. No man can command my conscience."

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
books
calligraphy (process)
color prints (prints)
men (male humans)
writing (processes)

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