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God Bless America

by Phillip Reisman

The main figure in Reisman’s painting symbolizes the dangers that follow blind patriotism.  Selling cheap tokens of American pride, the peddler is about to step out into the street on a red light, ignoring the rules that govern everyday life. 

(Pohl 73)

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Phillip Reisman, God Bless America

Philip Reisman, God Bless America, 1940.  Oil on masonite, 25 ½ x 17 ½ in.

Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

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