Pierre Lecompte du Nouy (1883-1947)

Pierre Lecompte du Nouy (1883-1947)
Title
Pierre Lecompte du Nouy (1883-1947)
Date 
1948
Medium 
Bronze colored painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 18 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 9 in. ( 47 x 19 x 22.9 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust
Credit Line 
Gift of the artist
Object Number 
1952.43
Marks 
inscriptions: signed on back: MALVINA HOFFMAN/1948"
Gallery Label 
Du Nouy was born in Paris and studied at the Sorbonne, specializing in biology and physiochemistry. He was the author of "Biological Time" (1937) and "Human Destiny" (1947). He joined the Rockefeller Institute in New York in the mid-1920s, then returned to Paris to work at the Pasteur Institute, where he remained until 1937, when he became director of Ecole des Hautes Etudes at the Sorbonne. He escaped from Nazi-occupied Paris and came to the U.S. in 1942.
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Creative: Tronvig Group