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

Object Number: 
c. 1940-45
Black, brown, and red chalk and charcoal on paper; red and brown chalk
Overall: 23 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. ( 59.1 x 41.9 cm )
signature: lower left: "Enit Kaufman"
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
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