Prize Medal of the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, Paris

Prize Medal of the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, Paris

Prize Medal of the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, Paris, 1925 (obverse view)
Pierre Turin (1891-1968)
France (Paris)
1925
Bronze, struck
Museum no. A.4-1978

The name 'Art Deco', first coined in the 1960s, derives from the title of the 1925 Exhibition. Pierre Turin's octagonal medal, its half-draped female figure with simplified flower garlands bursting through the picture plane, captures one aspect of Art Deco style.