Humility; reverence, piety, appreciation are all embodied in the brilliant work “The Thankful Poor.” The American Master; Henry O. Tanner is at his most self assured and brilliance in this piece. It is a quiet celebration; an American painting for the ages. As it illuminates the world it is Tanner’s great triumph. It is a reflection of our best selves.
Today is a day of many celebrations; balloons, banners, bands, football and feasts. I hope we all have our moment of piety; our quiet celebrations as we give thanks.