Dr. Irving Langmuir (1881-1957); verso: sketch of man

Dr. Irving Langmuir (1881-1957); verso: sketch of man
Title
Dr. Irving Langmuir (1881-1957); verso: sketch of man
Date 
c. 1940-45
Medium 
Black, brown, and red chalk and charcoal on paper; red and brown chalk
Dimensions 
Overall: 23 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. ( 59.1 x 41.9 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number 
1947.225
Marks 
signature: lower left: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower left in graphite: "Enit Kaufman"
Gallery Label 
Langmuir, a chemist and atomic scientist, was born in Brooklyn and received his A.B. degree from Columbia College in 1903. He was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Göttingen in 1909 and thereafter joined the research staff of General Electric Co. in Schenectady, New York. In 1932 he was made director of the research laboratory there, and in the same year was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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