This is a graphite drawing on buff paper of multiple figures bearing gifts ascending a staircase.
Study for “The Apotheosis of Democracy”

Graphite and charcoal on paper

30 x 22 inches


This composition represents the gifts of the nations making up the “melting pot.” It is the study for a proposed mural decoration for the Smithsonian Institution on which the artist worked for over thirty years.

Work by James Childs (1945-2020)