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The Higher You Climb the Farther You Can See, #432

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The Higher You Climb the Farther You Can See, #432

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Howard Finster
American, 1916–2001

Date

1977

Medium

Paint on board

Accession #

1997.76

Dimensions

29 1/4 x 40 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway, Gallery 407

Description

In Finster’s lesson about human endeavor both sacred and secular, people climb to the top of trees and lean up from outside the borders of the painting, striving upward toward Heaven. In the center of the composition a rosette surrounds the portrait group of Finster’s heroes. The work serves as a reminder that Paradise Garden was originally named the Plant Farm Museum, and its mission was to celebrate all the achievements of humankind.

Credit

T. Marshall Hahn Collection