Funeral Services Held Here for Nahum Aronson, Famed Jewish Sculptor
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Funeral Services Held Here for Nahum Aronson, Famed Jewish Sculptor

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Funeral services were held here today for Nahum Aronson, 71, famous Jewish sculptor, who came to this country from France in 1940. Among the speakers at the funeral chapel were Raoul Aglion, secretary of the Fighting French delegation here, Henri Torres, Paul Jacob, Pierre Weil and other prominent French Jews. An official French spokesman stated that after the war the French Government would undoubtedly wish to transport the sculptor’s body for final interment in France, where he lived for 50 years after leaving Russia, the country of his birth.

A prolific artist, Mr. Aronson maintained six galleries in Paris before the Nazi invasion. He designed the fountain which stands in the Place de la Concorde in Paris, and the statue of Ludwig Beethoven which was placed at the entrance of the composer’s home in Bonn, Germany. A plaque, depicting France and her colonies, won him a second citation of the Legion of Honor in 1937. Other works of Mr. Aronson were added to the collections in the Luxembourg, the Trocodero, the Museo Colonial and the National Library in Paris. Some are on display in museums in London, Dublin, Lisbon and other European capitals.

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