Pierre Louis Aristide Turin , born August 3 , 1891 in Sucy-en-Brie where he died on July 25 , 1968 , is a French medalist and sculptor .
Pierre Turin entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he studied under Frédéric de Vernon ,Henri-Auguste Patey and Jules Coutan . In 1911, he exhibited for the first time medals at the Salon des artistes français .
It is mobilized in August 1914 when the First World War broke out. In 1920, he received the first Grand Prix of Rome in engraving of medal and fine stone for A figure of Peace who advances a sword in hand 1 , then a gold medal at the 1925 specialized exhibition .
In 1928 , competing for the Monnaie de Paris , he was chosen to create a new type of coin at the head of Mariannewearing the Phrygian cap surrounded by an olive crown on the obverse and the ears of wheat on the reverse: c is the "Turin type ". This model of engraving was used for the pieces of ten francs until 1949 and twenty francs until 1939 , then declined in the French colonies.
In 1929, his project of 5 French francs was finally not retained, the " Lavrillier type " Lucien Bazor having been preferred.
In 1937, he made a medal for the Paris World Fair .
He was appointed knight of the Legion of Honor in 1936