American Society for Testing and Materials Award

  • Joseph E. Renier, American Society for Testing and Materials Award, 1962, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier, 1967.93.46

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The American Society for Testing and Materials was established in 1898 by engineers and scientists who sought solutions for breaks in rail lines. The work of the society led to the standardization of steel production for railroad construction. Today the society is known as ASTM International. Research has not revealed the meaning of the inscription at the feet of the allegorical figure in Joseph Renier’s design.

Title
American Society for Testing and Materials Award
Artist
Founder
Date
1962
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male – full length
  • Landscape – celestial – sun
  • Object – other – torch
Object Number
1967.93.46
Palette
Linked Open Data
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