1925 Pierre Turin Bronze Art Deco Exhibition Medal (Pendant) 1925
Commemorating the Exposition Internationale de Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925. 2 1/2″ (6 cm) high and wide. Iconic Art Deco. In fact, as iconic as it gets. Exquisite bas -relief of a semi-nude woman in a moderne attitude playing with a garland.
Pierre Turin is widely considered the most accomplished Art Deco medalist. He was born in Sucy-en-Brie, France, in 1891 and died in 1968. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts, where he studied under Vernon, Patey and Coutain. In 1920 he won the Grand Prix de Rome, and was made Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur in 1936. His most famous work is this very medal, for the exhibition that gave the name to the Art Deco style.