Prize Medal of the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, Paris, 1925 (obverse view)
Pierre Turin (1891-1968)
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.