Artist: Jennifer Bonneateau
40” x 60”, Acrylic on Canvas
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Physicist, Scientist, Civil Rights Activist, and Nobel Prize Winner
Besides being one of the greatest physicists of all time, Albert Einstein was a lifelong pacifist and Civil Rights activist. Born in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany in 1879, Albert Einstein had a passion for inquiry that eventually led him to develop the theory of relativity. In 1921 he won the Nobel Prize for Physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect, i.e, E=mc2. Mr. Einstein, who changed the image of science, is generally considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century.
Einstein was also a courageous humanitarian. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1933 after being targeted by the Nazis, and joined many Civil Rights movements after World War I, including the American campaign to end lynching. He likened the treatment of the African American population in America to the treatment of the Jewish population in Germany. Einstein considered racism America's worst disease and often spoke out publicly against it, despite it's unpopularity to do.
Albert Einstein died in 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey, after refusing surgery. He said "I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share. It is time to go. I will do it elegantly." And so he did.
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