Dr. Harold Clayton Urey (1893-1981)

Object Number: 
1947.205
Date: 
c. 1940-45
Medium: 
Watercolor, white tempera, gouache, and charcoal on heavy watercolor paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. ( 67.3 x 55.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: ink signature on back.
Inscriptions: 
Verso signed at the lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
Urey, a native of Walkerton, Indiana, became a distinguished research chemist and university professor. In 1934 he was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for his discovery of heavy hydrogen. He taught at Johns Hopkins, Columbia, University of Chicago, and University of California. This portrait, which shows him working at his desk, was probably painted in his office at Columbia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group