Normandie’s Fabulous Doors

Normandie’s Fabulous Doors

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Raymond Subes Normandie doors

Ironman: Raymond Subes

Subes’ commercial work is typically unsigned, making it difficult to identify except by its unique naturalistic and fluid style. Subes’ initial work was in wrought iron, occasionally bronze and copper. By the 1930s, Subes added aluminum and oxidized or lacquered steel to his materials.

The doors’ final fate is unknown. They were likely destroyed when the liner was broken up. Six of the medallions were rescued, however. They now adorn the entry to Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Cathedral in the New York borough of Brooklyn.

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