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Omar N. Bradley Medal Distinguished Service Award (design for obverse)

Omar N. Bradley Medal Distinguished Service Award (design for obverse)
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Artist
Joseph E. Renier, born Union Hill, NJ 1887-died New York City 1966
Founder
Medallic Art Company
Sitter
Omar N. Bradley
Date
1950
Type
Sculpture-Medal
Medium
bronze
Dimensions
1 1/2 in. (3.9 cm) diam.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
1967.93.51
Luce Center Label
During World War II, General Omar N. Bradley (1893-1981) led American forces on the beaches of Normandy and in the Battle of the Bulge. Joseph Renier's medal was designed in the year Bradley was promoted to the rank of General of the Army. The portrait on the obverse captures Bradley's capable but kind personality. Will Lang, a bureau chief for Life magazine, once said,
'The thing I most admire about Omar Bradley is his gentleness. He was never known to issue an order to anybody of any rank without saying 'Please' first."
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Department
Painting and Sculpture
Usage
Not determined