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November 29, 2019

My portrait of Clarence Darrow - Monkey trial lawyer

I love faces that tell a story of the life and character of the subject.



https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Clarence_Darrow

Clarence Seward Darrow (April 18, 1857 - March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. His opposition to the death penalty and his work against racial inequality furthered the cause of human rights early in the twentieth century. He is best known for defending teen-aged "thrill killers" Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14 year old Bobby Franks (1924) and for defending John T. Scopes in the so-called "Monkey" Trial (1925) where a dramatic confrontation took place in court between Darrow and fundamentalist Christian William Jennings Bryan.

Darrow remains notable for his oratory utilizing the wit, compassion, and agnosticism that marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians of the twentieth century.




November 22, 2019

One of my color pencil drawings of vegetables

Food from Mexico


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Gender: Female
Hometown: Santa Fe, NM
Home country: USA
Current location: Santa Fe, NM
Member since: Sun Oct 21, 2007, 12:35 PM
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About lunatica

Retired from UC Berkeley since 2018 where I worked in Administration and now living in Santa Fe. I am an artist and I paint and draw.

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