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Turin: THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CAPITULATION OF YORKTOWN.

SKU: 16658-2A $100.00
1931, U.S.A., France. THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CAPITULATION OF YORKTOWN. By Pierre Turin. Bronze 68mm. Obv: Conjoined busts of Washington, De Grasse-Tilly and Rochambeau facing right. Rev: A map of Yorktown. $100 ----------------- Pierre Turin was born in Sucy-en-Brie (Val-de-Marne) on 3 August 1891. He trained as a steel engraver and became a student at the École Nationale Supèrieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. He studied medal engraving under Henri Auguste Jules Patey and Fréderic-Charles Victor de Vernon. He participated several times in the competition for the Grand Prix de Rome for medal engraving, receiving a deuxième second Grand Prix in 1914, a premier second Grand Prix in 1919 and finally winning the competition in 1920. He had a distinguished career as a medalist and designer of coins. He is noted for his many works with a bold, Art Deco style, in particular the prize medal from the 1925 Exposition Internationale Des Arts Decoratifs Et Industriels Moderns in Paris. In 1938 he was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur. Turin died on July 25 1968 in Sucy-en-Brie, where he had been born.
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