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Dr. Harold Clayton Urey (1893-1981)

Title:
Dr. Harold Clayton Urey (1893-1981)
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Inscriptions: 
Verso signed at the lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
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43 531
Date: 
c. 1940-45
Medium: 
Watercolor, white tempera, gouache, and charcoal on heavy watercolor paper
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. ( 67.3 x 55.2 cm )
Description: 
Portrait
Date End: 
1 945
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number: 
1947.205
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.
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Date Begin: 
1940
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group