Michel Eugene Chevreul (1786-1889), French chemist. This statue, by French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Claude Eugene Guillaume, was erected in 1886 at the French Museum of Natural History to celebrate Chevreul's centenary. The museum was where Chevreul worked for many decades, serving several times as director, and was where he lived from 1862 following the death of his wife. Chevruel died a few years after the centenary celebrations, at the age of 102. His most famous work was on fatty acids, soaps, candles and dyes. Artwork from the third volume (first period of 1889) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.
About the Artist -
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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