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Morris Richard Poucher

ca. 1950-1953 Elizabeth M. Poucher Born: Yonkers, New York Died: 1988 granite on formica base 16 3/8 x 8 5/8 x 10 in. (41.5 x 21.9 x 25.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Elizabeth M. Poucher 1968.63 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46B


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Morris Richard Poucher was a pioneer of the dyestuff industry in America. He cofounded the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, and was dedicated to creating a self-sufficient domestic dye industry to meet American demands. His daughter, Elizabeth M. Poucher, modeled this bust shortly before his death. In fact, the model was just beyond the halfway mark when he died of a heart attack. After a time, it was cast in marble, a “warm” stone that the artist felt suited her father’s personality.

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Portrait male - Poucher, Morris Richard

sculpture

plastic

plastic - formica

stone - granite

About Elizabeth M. Poucher

Born: Yonkers, New York Died: 1988