Paul Sougy’s mid-Century work with Dr. Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux (1797-1880) text’s resulted in these fabulous scientific illustrations. Presented originally as large pull down charts for classroom walls, Sougy influenced a generation of French children. What we know of him, though, is not all that much.
Dr Auzouz’s work continues to be celebrated. His 3D papier mâché models of plants have been digitised and exhibited by l’Ecole Supérieure du Professorat et de l’Education (School for Teaching and Education); his papier-mâché models showing the inner workings of the human body and insects are on display at the Whipple Museum in Cambridge, UK. But Paul Sougy is remembered in a humdrum road named after him in his native Orleans and the library at Artois University features a large collection of his work. But of the man, little has been noted.
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