“Louis Pasteur, Artist”

“Louis Pasteur, Artist”
Joe Gal, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Louis Pasteur is admired around the world as a benefactor of humanity for his discoveries and inventions in microbiology and infectious diseases. Much less  well known is that he was a talented artist who as a teenager created first-rate images, mostly portraits of family, friends, and town notables, in pastel, charcoal, pencil, and lithography. He abandoned work as an artist at age 20 but maintained close connections to the world of art and artists for the rest of his life.

Friday, October 20, 2017
Reading Room
3rd floor, Health Sciences Library
Lunch provided


Joseph Gal earned a master’s degree in chemistry at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of California Davis.  He then began a career on the faculty of University of Colorado School of Medicine and retired recently as professor emeritus. For many years he has focused  his scholarly activities on the history of science and medicine.


–Kristen Desanto

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