Nat Neujean

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Nat Neujean
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Born5 January 1923 Edit this on Wikidata
Antwerp Edit this on Wikidata
Died4 February 2018 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 95)
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Occupationsculptor Edit this on Wikidata

Nathanael Neujean (5 January 1923 – 4 February 2018)[1] was a Belgian sculptor from Antwerp. A figurative artist,[2] he mostly worked in plaster and bronze.[3] His works are held in various international collections. He has been honored as a Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold and Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown.


Neujean was born in Antwerp, 5 January 1923. During the years 1939 to 1941, he was a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Among his better known busts are those of Tintin (1954) for the Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels,[4] Hergé (1958),[5] and Robert Schumann (1987), a bronze bust in the Parc du Cinquantenaire of Brussels. He is also noted for his life-sized nude, La Belle Toscane.[6] Another of his sculptures, a figurative bronze titled Lot's Wife (1968),[7] is in the US at the Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden of Dallas, Texas.[8] His mounted bronze of Henry Moore is part of the Collection of Charles Rand Penney,[9] while Tendresse, a bronze, is part of the collection at McNay Art Museum.[10] His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1964,[11] and Rolly-Michaux on Madison Avenue in New York City in 1974.[12]

Facing discrimination as a Jew during World War II, he later did much towards Jewish heritage in Belgium; in January 1963 for instance he produced a number of different models related to the Holocaust at the Palais des Beaux-Arts of Brussels.[13] Nat Neujean is a Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold and Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown.


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  2. ^ "Nathanael Neujean". RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  3. ^ "1960's Plaster Bust by Nathaniel Neujean c. 1960, France". LAPADA. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  4. ^ "NAT NEUJEAN (né en 1923) SCULPTURE EN BRONZE REPRÉSENTANT TINTIN ET MILOU" (in French). Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  5. ^ "When Hergé met Nat Neujean" (in French). Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  6. ^ Vogel 2000, p. 263.
  7. ^ Little 1996, p. 46.
  8. ^ Gerem 2004, p. 457.
  9. ^ "Lot 3062: NATHANIEL NEUJEAN (1923– )". Invaluable, LLC. 7 June 2007. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Artist: Nathanael Neujean, Belgian, born". McNay Art Museum. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  11. ^ Neujean & Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1964, p. 1.
  12. ^ New York Media, LLC 1974, p. 25.
  13. ^ Mikhman 1998, p. 549.


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