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Man In The Arena (Roosevelt)

(Man In The Arena in Alabaster framed in Gallery Natural, size 30 x 38)
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Man In The Arena (Roosevelt)

Pure White Alabaster

Stylist's note: Enjoy this piece in one of our two most-loved colors – pure white or alabaster.

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"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

– Excerpt from "Citizen in a Republic" Speech by Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

The folks at Mental Floss will do a way better job than myself of telling you about the history and background of this speech, but I can tell you my history with it, and why I chose to make it into art! I have had the pleasure of working under the leadership and vision of some amazing people. I still remember the time my employer read this part of Theodore Roosevelt's speech, and it's marked me ever since. I was recently reminded of it, and I was so inspired to make it. One of the things I wanted to achieve in the design is to specifically call out each different portion of this brilliant quote – there is so much to take in, and I hope this helps! I can think of so many people I'd love to gift this to, and so the team and I were intentional to bring you this new piece in time for holiday! The piece in the photo is 30x38, Alabaster, and framed in the Gallery Natural. Whether you customize yours to be large like this one or choose an art print, it is sure to make a meaningful impact in whatever space becomes its home. (Oh, and one other cool thing about this piece is that's a replica of Theodore Roosevelt's exact signature on it!)

Canvas Details

  • All canvases are gallery wrapped and printed with archival, UV-resistant inks on museum quality canvas.
  • Our canvases are digital reproduction prints with no variation in surface texture. They are smooth to the touch; any texture you see is part of the scan of the image. There is no faux texture added.
  • Small to mid-sized unframed canvases are available in our Canvas Signs. The mid-size to large unframed canvases are available in our Traditional Canvases. All framed canvases are built around Traditional Canvases. Both canvas styles look the same from the sides and the front. More about our canvas types and frames here.
  • Proudly made in America. Artwork ©Lindsay Sherbondy. All rights reserved.

Art Print Details

  • Fine Art Prints are digital reproductions freshly printed on luxurious cream-colored, heavyweight 105# archival paper, boasting a perfect subtle texture and matte finish.
  • 8x10, 11x14, and 16x20 unframed art prints are delightfully shipped flat! 20x24 and 24x30 unframed art prints ship rolled. If ordering a 20x24 or 24x30 art print with a smaller art print, the smaller art print will ship rolled in the tube with the larger art prints. More about our unframed art prints here.
  • Framed Art Prints include a single white 2.25” mat, topped with a lightweight plexiglass, completed with a finished dust cover backing. They arrive ready to hang with our premium hanging hardware pre-installed. More about our framed art prints here.
  • Proudly made in America. Artwork ©Lindsay Sherbondy. All rights reserved.

Shipping & Returns

  • Most Lindsay Letters® products are printed-to-order, just for you! We are proud of this business model, and love making things just for you!
  • Art & calendars typically ship within 5-7 business days. Production timelines are subject to change. See current shipping times here.
  • Have a P.O. Box? Art and calendars with finished sizes below 24"x30" are eligible to be shipped to a P.O. Box. All larger sizes require a physical address. Apologies, we are unable to ship to Canadian P.O. Boxes.
  • Lindsay Letters® offers a 30-day Delight Guarantee! More on our return & exchange policy here.

About Lindsay Letters®

Established in 2009 by Lindsay Sherbondy, Lindsay Letters® offers an expansive collection of art and goods featuring Lindsay's original artwork including hand lettering, paintings and graphic design. (We've also added some vintage pieces and photography, to make adding to your art collection even easier). To the best of our knowledge, LindsayLetters.co has the largest purchasable library of art by any single artist. (Which we think is pretty cool!) All of the artwork shown on site, with the exception of some select Original Artwork auctioned quarterly, has been digitally reproduced and printed with love and care, and applied choice, quality materials, for your enjoyment and love. It's our honor to create beautiful things for your home and life! Tag @lindsayletters.co on Instagram to share your images and experiences of your LL goodies in the wild!


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Sarah H.
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So very happy!!!

My nephew absolutely loves his graduation gift of Theodore Roosevelt’s quotation and thinks he will hang it in his new law office! Thank you so much for the beauty and quality I can count on.

Mattie S.
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I love everything about this company and product: the website, the mission, and the quality of the work. The canvas is sturdy and just as beautiful as it is pictured on the site. I will definitely order from Lindsay Letters again!

Jackie S.
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Graduation gift

Great service, arrived very timely. Printed beautifully on high quality paper

Rosemary J.
United States United States

Man in the Arena Canvas - Stunning!

Outstanding experience…the canvas exceeded my expectations and it was delivered much faster than I expected. I have this canvas in my office as a daily reminder of the need to put myself out there for my company and my team!

Susan B.
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Man in the Arena print as a gift

Very good! Was so pleased to receive this before Christmas even though I ordered later than I intended.