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Portrait of Joseph Renier

1912 Victor Rousseau Born: Feluy-Ardennes, Belgium 1865 Died: Brussels, Belgium 1954 plaster 16 x 9 x 11 in. (40.6 x 22.9 x 28.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier 1967.93.8 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Joseph Renier was a sculptor and medal maker. He studied at the Art Students League in New York City and under Victor Rousseau, the sculptor of this bust, in Brussels. He received many awards for his art including medals from the National Academy of Design and the National Arts Club. After serving with the American Red Cross in World War I, he taught art classes at Yale and New York University.

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Occupation - art - artist

Portrait male - Renier, Joseph

sculpture

plaster

About Victor Rousseau

Born: Feluy-Ardennes, Belgium 1865 Died: Brussels, Belgium 1954