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Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965)

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Royal College of Physicians, London

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Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 for his pioneering medical work in French Equatorial Africa. Born in north-east France, Schweitzer was a musician, philosopher, theologian, author and physician. He grew up in a religious family surrounded by music. In 1912 he married Helene Bresslau, and a year later they moved to Lambaréné in French Equatorial Africa where Schweitzer built his famous hospital at his own expense.

Royal College of Physicians, London


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    89.5 x 71.1 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from Mrs C. Pugh, 1967


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