Morris Richard Poucher

  • Elizabeth M. Poucher, Morris Richard Poucher, ca. 1950-1953, granite on formica base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Elizabeth M. Poucher, 1968.63

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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.

Title
Morris Richard Poucher
Artist
Date
ca. 1950-1953
On View
Dimensions
16 3/8 x 8 5/8 x 10 in. (41.5 x 21.9 x 25.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Elizabeth M. Poucher

Mediums
Mediums Description
granite on formica base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Poucher, Morris Richard
Object Number
1968.63
Palette
Linked Open Data
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