Reuben Nakian

Sculpture, Visual Artist

1897 – 1986

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Who was Reuben Nakian?

Reuben Nakian was an American sculptor and teacher of Armenian extraction. His recurring themes are from Greek and Roman mythology. Noted works include Leda and the Swan, The Rape of Lucrece, Hecuba, and The Birth of Venus. He was also commissioned to create portraits of Roosevelt's cabinet in the 1930s.

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Born
Aug 10, 1897
College Point
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Art Students League of New York
Lived in
  • Connecticut
  • College Point
Died
Dec 4, 1986
Stamford

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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