Dr. Harold Clayton Urey (1893-1981)

Dr. Harold Clayton Urey (1893-1981)
Title
Dr. Harold Clayton Urey (1893-1981)
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 )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number 
1947.205
Marks 
inscriptions: ink signature on back.
Inscriptions 
Verso signed at the lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
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)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group