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The Eternal Optimist
  • William T. Wiley
    born 1937
    born: Bedford, Indiana, United States
  • The Eternal Optimist, 1983
  • Where object was made: United States
  • felt tip pen on paper
  • Object Height/Width: 570 x 765 mm
    Object Height/Width: 22 7/16 x 30 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 30 x 36 in
  • Gift of Joyce and Don Omer
  • Not on display
  • 2013.0267

Drawing with text around the border, on the left-hand side is a blank oval with a smiley face that appears to be a sun, on the right is a thinner oval colored black, the space around the two ovals is filled with black felt tip pen scribbles.